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Oct 27, 2018 11:43 |  #1

Looking for critique on the dodging and burning of this photo. I'm good with my focus, frequency separation, crop and white balance/colors, but this was my first time trying to dodge and burn.

The beautiful Natalie shot with Canon 6D and 50mm f/1.8 at 1/500 sec., f/3.5, ISO 100 using Flashpoint XPLOR 600 in Godox P90L deep octabox (if you want to know the settings). SOOC was only cropped to match edit.


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Oct 27, 2018 12:22 |  #2

So the top one is the fully edited?

I tend to work with layers and masks rather than dodge and burn. On another layer, change the "exposure" to what you think it should be, or maybe a little further, then paint it back in with varying degrees of opacity. A lot more options than simple dnb.


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Oct 27, 2018 12:30 |  #3

Left Handed Brisket wrote in post #18737784 (external link)
So the top one is the fully edited?

I tend to work with layers and masks rather than dodge and burn. On another layer, change the "exposure" to what you think it should be, or maybe a little further, then paint it back in with varying degrees of opacity. A lot more options than simple dnb.

It is. So the total image is 7 layers (including the base image) and the D&B are masks on curves layers (one each) where I used my brush in varying opacities to do the D&B. The other layers are to frequency separation and a few blank layers for clone stamping. On this one, I fixed an issue where just under her eye it was a little uneven.


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Oct 27, 2018 23:27 |  #4

On her neck under her jawline you've created some strange unnatural looking streaks.


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Oct 28, 2018 05:49 |  #5

Qbx wrote in post #18738064 (external link)
On her neck under her jawline you've created some strange unnatural looking streaks.

Whoops! I see it. Thank you. And that pink dot on her arm is not on the desktop it’s only here. Odd.




  
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Oct 28, 2018 19:37 |  #6

Yeah that pink rectangle is weird. Also, a small nit is that blue background showing through her hair at the top. You could fill it in with some cloning.


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Nov 06, 2018 04:27 |  #7

Her hand is a different colour from her face. Looks odd.


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Nov 15, 2018 11:21 |  #8

Hannya wrote in post #18745057 (external link)
Her hand is a different colour from her face. Looks odd.

Hooray for makeup?




  
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