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Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by MDowdey, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. MDowdey

    MDowdey Guest

    ok..could someone explain burning and dodging to me? i dont get it, but these terms seem to come up rather frequently.

    thanks


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  2. oriecat

    oriecat work in progress

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    They are ways to adjust exposure in certain areas.

    Burning is when you give an area extra exposure to darken it. In the darkroom, you would typically use a piece of black cardboard with a hole in it, then shine the light just onto the area where it is needed.

    Dodging is when you give an area less exposure to lighten it. In the darkroom, you might use a thin stick to hold a small chunk of paper to block out the area.

    In both instances you want to make sure to move it around a bit, so you don't get deep exposure lines.

    I hope that makes sense...
     
  3. Scurra

    Scurra TPF Noob!

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    the same applies in PS you can use the dodge and burn tools to darken or lighten certain areas of an image... so you can avoid burnt out highlights and excessive shadow in less than ideal exposures.
     

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