Sculpting the Face by Dodging & Burning in Photoshop

An excerpt from Scott Kelby’s Professional Portrait Retouching Techniques for Photographers Using Photoshop This is a very popular technique that accentuates the existing highlights and shadows in your subject’s face, and gives the face lots of depth and dimension for a really pleasing look. This adds so much dimension, I take the extra time to do this to nearly every image I retouch, so for me, it’s almost like a “finishing move” that gives the image that extra depth. Step One: Here’s the image we’re going to use for our dodging and burning project. (Note: This dodging-and-burning technique is for sculpting the face. (Read more...)