Photoshop Tutorial: The Power Of Dodge & Burn

Why are the dodge and burn tools so underused? What is a fast and simple skin retouching technique?

I use the dodge and burn tool for all of my skin retouching needs, and it can make all the difference when used correctly.

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My Gear:

Gear mentioned:
– Canon EF 35mm f/1.4
– Westcott Beauty Dish Switch

Gear used for this video:
– Canon EOS R
– RF 50mm f/1.2
– Breakthrough 3-Stop ND Filter
– Westcott Solix

Music: “COAST” by Density & Time


john wheatley says:

Thank you Joel… An excellent tutorial..

Rick Urbanowski says:

Great tip on the b&w

Edwin Roman says:

Gracias Joel eres una gran inspiracion !!!!!!!

Jakn Leon says:

Hi Joel

How many stops nd filter did you need to shoot wide open with strobes outdoors. Thanks

peterviragphoto says:

Great tutorial, well explained. Thanks Joel!

Torbjørn Tande says:

thanks for sharing all your experience with us beginners.. so grateful! God bless

Sultan AlZaabi says:

I love the way how you edit your photo, thanks for the quick tips.

John Sabatier says:

Thanks Joel! Great tutorial…

Yaneck WASIO says:

Awesome video! Which ND filter would you recommend?

Graeme Bauer says:

Hi Joel,

When you say it has more of a portrait feel as opposed to lifestyle. Could you elaborate on that please? Would you class lifestyle as more airy and natural as opposed to the HSS approach?


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