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    Recently, I learnt to dodge and burn without destructing the picture but I am not sure when to use it.

    Do anyone have a concrete example in the area of weddings,events or portrait? It will be good if you can share your before and after example.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qING View Post
    Recently, I learnt to dodge and burn without destructing the picture but I am not sure when to use it.

    Do anyone have a concrete example in the area of weddings,events or portrait? It will be good if you can share your before and after example.

    Thanks.
    I don't think it will be possible to dodge and burn the few hundreds wedding photos unless your client is paying big time.

    Here's a portrait retouch. Dogding and burning on the face to remove wrinkles and to remove and reduce visibility of neck lines




    usually this type of "kungfu" is kept quite close to heart by many. I may be spoiling market by this move

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    Quote Originally Posted by chisiang View Post
    I don't think it will be possible to dodge and burn the few hundreds wedding photos unless your client is paying big time.

    Here's a portrait retouch. Dogding and burning on the face to remove wrinkles and to remove and reduce visibility of neck lines

    usually this type of "kungfu" is kept quite close to heart by many. I may be spoiling market by this move
    Power This picture is very good for magazine printing after the retouch

    I thought dodging and burning is only for lightening and darkening of the pictures. I did not know it can to remove wrinkles, remove and reduce visibility of neck lines. Would you mind sharing how did you do it by "dodging and burning"? Or did you use something more ? Gaussian blur? Healing brush?
    Last edited by qING; 9th January 2009 at 11:29 AM.

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    Actually this photo is not for cosmetic, otherwise the requirement would be more stringent. The intended media is for catalog and standees, with possibility for wall mural print.

    My typical finalised photo would have approximately 15~30 layers utilizing a variety of surface blur, smart blur, textures, curves, saturation, dodging, burning, sponging, cloning, multi-layer unsharp mask, just to name a few

    As for how to do that precisely... I think I need to write a small handbook to explain

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    Quote Originally Posted by chisiang View Post
    Actually this photo is not for cosmetic, otherwise the requirement would be more stringent. The intended media is for catalog and standees, with possibility for wall mural print.

    My typical finalised photo would have approximately 15~30 layers utilizing a variety of surface blur, smart blur, textures, curves, saturation, dodging, burning, sponging, cloning, multi-layer unsharp mask, just to name a few

    As for how to do that precisely... I think I need to write a small handbook to explain
    15~30 layers

    Ok ok. Maybe I can buy you lunch or we can la kopi next time to talk about it. Haha... Or we can organise a "workshop" for a group of CSers I am sure a lot of people would be interested.

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    Those interested in retouching may want to checkout the RetouchPRO forum and its Tutorial section.

    Cheers

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