Deke's Techniques 299: Enhancing a Photo with Nondestructive Dodge and Burn
In this week's free Deke's Techniques episode, Deke will show you how to emulate the classic photographer's tricks of dodging and burning for dramatic effect. And he'll show you how to do so without causing any permanent destruction to your image. The trick is not using the Dodge and Burn tools, but rather painting on a separate layer with white (for lightening) and black (for burning) where appropriate. Then a bit of Opacity and blend mode tweaking yields these speak-for-themselves results.
This is a useful approach for adding editable drama. Check it out and see if it doesn't nondestructively enhance your photographic life.