Category Archives: Retouching

The ultimate guide to Dodge & Burn

The concept of ‘dodge and burn’ is not new. When people predominantly used a chemical process it was common practice to manually filter out the light exposing the paper to either let the light ‘burn’ into the paper. The more light, the darker the exposure is. The same idea is used to make something lighter. Blocking the […]

Banding – everything you need to know in a nutshell

banding

We’ve all been there: you sit on a picture forever, bored of retouching, and then when you do get around to it strange things start to show up in it. Like odd rings of graduated color. These rings of color are called banding. They are nothing more than tonal breaks but before I explain where […]

How to properly use the healing brush tool and why it needs a hard edge

The healing brush tool in photoshop is one of more powerful tools the editing software has to offer. It is often used to clean skin, repair walls, or do any kind of work that requires repairing a texture without changing  the color and luminosity of an area. Stefan of RAW.Exchange was kind enogh to send us three […]