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The Fastest Way to Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

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We’re old schoolin’ it in today’s episode as we show you the fastest way to Dodge and Burn in Photoshop!


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To start out, duplicate the Background layer by pressing Cmd/Ctrl + J. Next, Desaturate that layer by pressing Shift + Cmd/Ctrl + U. On that layer, change the blending mode to Vivid Light.

Now, go to Filter -> Other -> High Pass. This is the same technique you would use to Sharpen an image; the only Difference is that we are going to bring the radius very far up. This focuses on the details in a broader way.

At first, this effect will probably be much too intense. So, to have more control, create a Layer Mask and then paint back in what you want to be visible. You can also change the Blend Mode to something like Soft Light if you want a more subtle look.

That’s all it takes to Dodge and Burn quickly in Photoshop!

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