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Local Dodging and Burning for Beauty Retouching

via CreativeLive


Chris Knight demystifies local dodging and burning to show you one of the most effective ways to make skin look amazing in your images! He'll show you how to use one of the most powerful tools in a retoucher’s arsenal. Chris will walk through this non-destructive technique that speeds up your workflow while softening the transitions between skin tones without losing the details you want to keep. Get an in-depth look at skin retouching and take your portraits to the next level.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017.1.1


  • Class Introduction
  • Overview of Dodging and Burning
  • What is Global Dodge and Burn?
  • What is Local Dodge and Burn?
  • Transitions
  • Image Clean-up
  • Live Demo: Local Dodge and Burn
  • Live Demo: Creating an Action for Dodge and Burn
  • Live Demo: Local Dodge and Burn Continued
  • Live Demo: Global Dodge and Burn
  • Common Mistakes

Taught by

Chris Knight

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