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At Model Mayhem there was a new challenge the other day to retouch a face, that looked like fun. Sometimes its nice to do a retouch on someone elses image. Heres some images showing before and after as well as the layers and a crop of the Dodge and Burn layer.
Dodge and Burn mask for the part under the right eye. To get a good looking aand smooth skin, a good but timeconsuming method is Dodge And Burn. Many ways to do it. A common version is to make a empty layer set to Overlay as blend mode and then paint with white and black to add or decrease contrast in the image. This is often done at pixel level ( if you have the time, or do make up ads =) ). Other versions are to use two Curves adjustment layers ( one dark, one light ) and paint in the layer masks to change contrast or the other way around.
Image below is the layer mask that shows what I did to even out the skin under the right eye. A face has many pores =) .