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I use CS2 and was trying a non destructive method of Dodging & Burning.
The method -
1. Create 2 new layers ( 1 for Dodge & the other Burn)
2. Fill both Layers with 50% Gray
3. Change blend on both layers from Normal to overlay
Selecting Burn layer with foreground set to Black I set about brushing over the image
Did the same with foreground set to white on the dodge layer.
The problem!! - using this method it should be easy to rectify mistakes by either flipping the foreground/background colors OR selecting 50%gray from the swatch palette and brushing over mistake. However when I use any of these methods the brush appears unaffected by the colour change and continues to dodge or burn.
Am I missing something here??
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Never used this method before - but just tried it and got the same result.
Try it on just one overlay layer ................. you will find it may give what you are looking for
I do mine this way.
Create a new layer ( the one with little squares.)
Select soft light and 45% to start with.
Select your brush tool and black to darken bits or white to lighten bits.
You can change the density by increasing/ decreasing the % but that will affect all of your alterations.
If you need the black stronger than the white make two layers.
Sorry for the 'jack & jill' description I'm not very good with PS.
Quote: Try it on just one overlay layer ................. you will find it may give what you are looking for
just tried the one layer , same thing happens!
Quote: The problem!! - using this method it should be easy to rectify mistakes
If you add layer masks to the d&B layers, you can undo any mistakes using them.
Quote: Quote:The problem!! - using this method it should be easy to rectify mistakesIf you add layer masks to the d&B layers, you can undo any mistakes using them.
I have tried that too - unless I'm doing it wrong. With Layer mask added dodging and burning has no effect??
Have you clicked on the d&b icon to select it after adding the layer mask? Sounds like you're trying to D&B on the layer mask
I think your on the right lines, here is what i do.
I make a copy of my image, then add a layer mask, fill the layer mask with 50% grey with a overlay blending mode, you can try different blending modes.
After that i paint on the layer mask with a low opacity brush, pressing the x key to switch from black and white.
Hope this helps.
Just got there myself then checked back to the forum. You don't actually use the dodge and burn tool, Just us e the brush tool flipping between colors as you describe.
Thanks all for your help
How come you totally ignored my post
It's easy to do and it works!
Read this it may help.
Thanks for the link Tony
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