Dodge & Burn – who of them old darkroom freaks does not know these terms! These procedures already enabled Ansel Adams 1) to manage high contrast and lead the viewer’s eye. At his time you had to treat every single print of the same negative again and again. Nowadays one can handle it precise and repeatable better than ever.
Piet van den Eynde wrote a new eBook dealing in detail with the manifold possibilities of digital dodge & burn. There are exercise files and Photoshop actions included with the full version and a Photoshop panel 2) for a quick and easy workflow. The light version contains a reduced panel and has no images included but also the full book of 90 pages.
Lightroom users benefit from Piet van den Eynde’s book as well as Photoshop users. Some plugins as Niks “Viveza” and “Silver Efex Pro” are discussed too. His workflow aims at simplicity and quickness using Lightroom respectively Adobe Camera RAW first and then maybe plugins and perhaps finally Photoshop. People who do not like van den Eynde’s sometimes very HDR kind of look are able to use his techniques to there own liking.
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1) “Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.” (Ansel Adams) ↑
2) Demo on van den Eynde’s Website. The panel only works for Photoshop CS 5 & 6, but the corresponding actions will also on previous versions. ↑