Faux Dodge/Burn: Reduce Wrinkle
All right, let's, get going again. What we're going to start out with is we're going to start out with a little technique that I like to call bo dajun burn oh yes if a u x o dodging burn and the reason we're calling it dodging burn or foe dodging burn rather is because the dodging burn tools that are included in photo shop are incredibly harmful to your image they were re engineered in cs for so they aren't quite as harmful as they used to be, but nevertheless they are still harmful to your image there's no riel way to use the dodge and burn tools and the tools panel none destructively in just in case you've never had any dark room training that might be a couple of people out there including myself the dodge in bern tools are found in the tools panel okay there these guys right here here's, your dodge tool and here's your burn tool these tools and their icons actually come from the old dark room days ok where developers would use their hand toe let light or fluid burn through not exac...
tly sure how it works anyway they would use their hand too dark and parts of the image and they would use a tool that kind of looks like a lollipop to lighten parts of their image ok, so the dodge tool will lighten and the burn tool will darken well, we've been using blin modes quite a bit in this second half of the day we just got through using blend most to change the color of anything, and two lightning darken your image with empty adjustment layers. So what we're going to do this time is we're going to take a layer, a new image layer, and we're going to fill it with fifty percent gray, and we're going to change the blend mode to something in the overlay category the case remember when we use the high pass filter? How the image preview turned out gray and we could see the lines, and that was the areas that photo shop was going to sharpen in our image, but when we changed the blend mode overlay when we had greatest dropped right out that's, because fifty percent gray is that category blend modes neutral color, which means it has no effect, and it just drops right out if we take a layer and we fill it with fifty percent gray and we changed the blend mode to one of the modes in the overlay category, which, if you remember, does a little bit of lightning a little bit of darkening, then we can use the regular brush tool if we paint with white on that special layer that we're about to create it's like using the dodge tool if we paint with black it's like using the burn tool so the way you can remember what each color does is think about white white is light light is lightning black is dark black is darkening so that's what we're going to do next this technique is a seriously pro level technique but it is not difficult to master at all it is perfect for reducing shadows in your image so if you've got a subject that has a bit of a double chin you can reduce the notice ability of that double chin by lightning the shadow a little bit if you've got a subject that has ah hot spots on their face shiny spots I'm hoping I don't have any right now then you can use thief o'byrne effect too dark in that hot spot thereby reducing its intensity making it less noticeable this is also a great technique for reducing wrinkles because if you think about what a wrinkle is it's a shadow okay it's a shadow calls by a crevice in the face so if we light in the shadow of that wrinkle just a little bit we will be lightning the wrinkles ok my mom is after me all the time to remove all the wrinkles in her image this isn't my mom but anyway she's always after me at least ok I know you can take those wrinkles out you take those wrinkles on my picture right now and I always refused I say mother if I took the wrinkles out of your picture completely it wouldn't look like you anymore so you will find that the retouching techniques that we're going to cover for the rest of the afternoon I air on the side of being extremely subtle where the techniques okay because I want the person to still look remotely like they used to look ok because you wanted to still be recognizable so this is a great technique that you can perform none destructively on your image without having to duplicate your image layer fifteen hundred times to try to do the same thing with other tools so that's what we're going to do we're gonna do this on two images and if you look over here in my layers panel you'll see that I have the original image layer she still even got a padlock on her she's completely protected and this layer right here which looks a little bit like lisa's first attempt at painting a human face you can tell that there's some areas that have black on there and there's some areas that have life and you can kind of tell the areas that I have colored over this is our foe dodge and burn layer okay so completely non destructive way to get the effects of the dodging burn tools without any of the destructiveness that comes along with those tools so that's what we're going to be doing for the next few minutes here so I'll talk with the visibility I often on on this layer so you can see a before and after beautiful beautiful lady ok, so what I did I'll turn that one back on so you can see see how much more even her skin tone is in the after image they in the before so I lightened some of the wrinkles underneath her eyes I also lightened the shadows on her eyelids and it makes her eyes not look quite so sunk in not that they're really sunk in okay this a little bit this technique is also good for lightning teeth if you want eyes, irises, it's another variation on several techniques that you're now going to have in your magic bag photoshopped tricks ok, so let's go ahead and create this layer we're going to use our keyboard shortcut again because we know in advance that we're going to change the blend mode and using the keyboard shortcut of shift command in for new layer on a mac or shift control in for new on a pc does give you the ability to both named the new layer and change its blend mode. So what we're going to do is this time we're actually going to do are dodging and burning on two different layers ok, so we're going to do our lightning on this first one so we're going to name this faux dodge okay because the dodge tool lightens now we're gonna change the blend mode to soft light once you change that blend mode to soft light you get a check box that says hey I notice you're using a blimp mode of soft light would you like to fill this layer with soft lights neutral color which happens to be fifty percent grey why yes photo shop I would thank you for asking now when we click ok photoshopped creates that layer for us in the layers pain also we didn't have to click to create any layer doubleclick the name to give it a name go find fifty percent gray in the color picker then use our phil command we didn't have to do me any of that so we save several steps by using the keyboard shortcut to create a new layer now what we're gonna do is we're gonna press b to grab our regular old brush tool and if we wanna lighten we need to paint with word that rhymes with light white so we have why it is our background colored ship if you take a peek at the color chips the bottom of your tools panel we're going to press x to flip flop them so we're painting with white now before you start going hog wild lightning shadows on this lady's image we need to make a change in the options bar okay we need tio decrease thie intensity of this tool so what we're going to d'oh is we're going to lower the opacity to somewhere between ten and twenty percent this is a subjective call on your part if you're a big old chicken in your retouching and you're kind of fearful of really changing anything then you want to stick with ten percent okay that is going to let you build up the effect ok? So in other words, if we lower this capacity of this brush to something between ten and twenty percent it's going to be a much more subtle change and you can do multiple brush strokes to continue lightning in other words, you're not going over light and just with a single brush stroke because this lowering of the opacity of the brush lets you build the effect multiple brush strokes so that you don't go overboard which just means you've got start over or at least start over with another faux dodge layer so I'm gonna go ahead and zem into our image and I'm gonna work on her eyelids right here in the whites of her eyes a little bit but just knowing that you can use this technique on any part of the image that actually needs to be lightened okay, so I have why does my four grand color my brush tool active? I've got a soft edge brush going on and I've learned the opacity to ten percent and in my layers panel I am indeed on my foe dodge layer so now I am ready to begin lightning so as I paint in release my mouse button in keep painting over the same area, see how it's lightning a little bit at a time so that's what lowering that brush capacity can do for you it allows you to do this in a very subtle manner as a build effect so that you don't go overboard with it so the more you brush over an area, the lighter that area will become and this is another good opportunity to keep two fingers on those left and right bracket keys the right brackett he goes up and brush size the left racket, he goes down and brush size, so I'm gonna lighten the whites of her eyes just a little bit because remember these do darken as we age nothing wrong with that in police don't take any of these techniques that I'm showing you as evidence that I think any of this is bad, aging is not a bad aging is a natural I look forward to the wisdom I hopefully have when I'm this lady's age, ok, but what we can do is we can lighten a few the shadows lightened a few the wrinkles so that that's not the first thing you notice when you look at this ladies beautiful picture and want you to notice her not that wow her eyes looked really sunk in no, I don't want that to hit you first I want to reduce that just enough where you don't notice it ok that's my whole goal and I want to make her look that much different than she looks now so let's take a look at our foreign after so you're gonna watch this left eye right here so this is the before that's after subtle but just brightened it up just a little bit okay this is an extremely powerful technique I think the first person I ever saw use this was at my very first photo shot world my gosh which is probably in two thousand and I introduced julianne cost and she did this technique and I was blown away so I took notes as one should always dio at photo shop role so you could go it's far with this as you want now when I'm getting into the individual wrinkle crevices I am seriously zooming in and lowering the size of my brush quite a lot because you don't want tio lighten the light part of the wrinkle see how when you when you get a wrinkle in your face the party won a lightning is the shadow part okay so you on ly wantto lighten the part that's dark you don't want to have your brush purser too big inadvertently lighten the lighter part of the wrinkle okay so you do want to be careful about that I'll go ahead and light in the whites of her eyes as well. And you could lighten the irises with this technique as well as teeth. It's. Just another way to hand lighten or darken anything that you want. Ok, so now, let's, look at the before and after when I've just re touched her eyes there's the before and there's the after I could stand toe lighten that right lid a little bit more and see as I continue to paint, it gets lighter and lighter and that's the beauty of lowering the opacity of the brush so that you don't over lighten it with a single brush stroke. Okay, I could also come down here and light in a little bit of this wrinkle, so it doesn't stand out quite so much. I could lighten the teeth if I wanted to. A little bit light in this area now, it's free, another layer and let's do a little bit of darkening, so we're going to the same trick again. Command shift command in for new yorker matt shift control in for new on a pc let's name this one. Oh, bird again. We're gonna change the blend mode to soft light and we're gonna turn on the phil with soft line neutral color, which is fifty percent gray now. We need to reset our color chips to the default to black and white because I need to paint with black but black is not one of my current color chips, so press d for default and then if if black is not on top press x to flip flop your color chips but black is on top so what I can do now is paint over some of these areas that have a little bit of a shine to them and it'll take that shine right out so this is a great technique if you've got hot spots in your image and for evening out skin tone you know sometimes as we age as well are skiing it's a little bit thinner and it can look lighter it seems to look a little bit more thin so you can use this technique to very subtly or in a very subtle manner I don't think subtly is actual word look at me I'm making it worse now and then you would say even doing that all week with poppy jot and needles and gobs and all this other madness I get to make up words ok, so this is a great great technique to have in your bag of tricks but I will warn you with great power comes great, you know responsibility don't go too far with it, you know if you happen to go too far with it you can drop a pass ity of that individual layer so that's another benefit of doing the dodging on one layer and the burning on another layer if you you know, while you're seemed in you may think it looks good, but then when you zoom out you know it roughly the size the image would be if you were to print it and they needed a before and after you may think, oh, holy thor, what was I think and that was way too much and you can just drop a pass ity of one layer or the other ok, so really, really great techniques have in your bag of tricks and I would almost be tempted too dark in a little bit of her hair as well appear this is a perfect technique to break out your welcome graphics tablet for in use this kind of hand retouching takes a lot of time. The painting metaphor is very organic and fluid great way to use your graphics tablet so here's our before and after of the the darkening part that I did there's the before there's the after all raised the opacity so you could see a little bit better before after so it just darkened upper hair a little bit took off the shiny spots enlightened up the area around her eyes just a little bit and the whites of her eyes very subtle you have very powerful retouching technique someone do that again on another image q this image in the world it's another I stopped photo image I love these things ok so here's what I created so notice the area around her face here's the before there's the after it just she still got wrinkles she's supposed to have wrinkles but they're not quite as dark they're not quiet is noticeable the first thing you see in this image isn't that we look at that bag when you do a little bit of retouching then you don't notice that your eye doesn't go right to that spot so exact same technique here here I did it on the same layer but you can create two different layers so go ahead and turn that off and do keep this psd hanging around if you've bought the exercise files a great way to go back and remember how the hit to do this technique so I'm gonna go ahead and use our key more shortcut once again to create the new layer shift command in shift control and on the pc change the blend mode to soft light check the box where it says phil with soft light neutral color fifty percent gray we're going to name this one so dodge press ok we still have our brush still active if we want a lightened we need to paint with white so I'm gonna press x to flip flop my color chips take a peek in the options bar my brush is still set to ten percent capacity that's good cause I don't want to go overboard I'm going to zoom in making my brush roughly the size of the shadow of the wrinkle that I'm trying to lighten and then I was going to keep making breast strokes over it and every time you release your mouse but and that's when you're going to see the change take place and you could even lower the opacity of the brush to five percent if you will on it that's a little too subtle for me that the news then it becomes hard to see the change that you're making at all I find ten percent for me works out really well but you're certainly not limited to that so very very useful technique especially in areas like this because all we're doing is we're just lightning those shadows just enough where they're not quite so noticeable and we'll do a little bit around her nose right here it's also good for reducing a little bit of readiness so go ahead and light in the whites of her eyes and then we're going to do a little bit of dodging or burning rather to the irish because her irises have become very light so now we're going to create another new layer shift command in or shift control in I mean this one foe burn change the blend mode to soft light turn on the film with soft light neutral color check box click ok and now we're going to come in a zoom in a little bit more flip flop our color ship so they're playing painting with black because black is dark and we want to darken now we're going to color the iris of her eye including the rim of the iris and you might even want to do a little extra darkening on the rim to bring that rim back because that's another thing that goes as we age is that rim of our virus gets lighter so you kind of bring it back with this technique completely non destructively one hundred percent safe to go over to the other eye darken the iris now you do want to darken the iris is the same amount you don't want to end up with two different color eyes unless that is your goal and of course you could do that so I'm gonna create a rim over here for her dark and that it's a little bit more I really enjoy doing this kind of fine level of detail we touching I really like it I'm all about details okay so now zoom back out a little bit and let's take a look at our reform after for the darkening so there's our before watched the irises of her eyes and there's our after the springs a little bit more life back into her eyes. And now, let's, take a before and after. Look at the dodging that we did the lightning on this left eye over here. So there's our before there's our after she still got those wrinkles. They're just not quite as deep is they were, or they don't appear to be quite as deep as they were. Which makes them not the first thing that you notice when you look at this beautiful, cute, cute picture. Ok, so that is how you can perform a photo burning in, dodging very, very easy, completely safe. Nondestructive.