- Mar 29, 2016
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Isn’t the point of a grey layer so you can use a black or white brush to paint in the D&B using a blend mode?
I've used both and never been able to determine much difference in effect, other than the tools might be a tad faster in building up the effect and less prone to hue/saturation shift if you make sure to check the "protect tones box.
For example here's a comparison of dodging and burning methods. I raised the opacity of the first two well above what I normally use for illustration. In the curves layer the opacity of the brush was at 100% which is also well above what you would normally use. First is a White & Black brush on a 50% gray layer set to soft light. Second is using the D&B tools on a 50% gray layer set to soft light. Finally using curves layers set to luminosity. I suspect that some of the variations in density are likely due to pen pressure and an unsteady hand.