05. Using Masks, Burn & Dodge In this chapter Karl talks you through how, when and why you use Mask and Burn Dodge with your Photoshop – arguably the two most fundamental and important parts of a photographers workflow in Photoshop Comments July 4, 2017 Log in to Reply Yogendra Singh Hi Emma/Karl, I am trying to retouch a photo, I would love if you guys can point out the improvements needed. How can I send you the jpeg image? Thx July 4, 2017 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Yogendra, unfortunately we don’t offer the service to submit your images for review otherwise we would be swamped with these requests and unable to work. Our forum will be up and running soon and members will be able to submit images there and discuss techniques with each other. We will also be doing members critiques and select suitable images to critique on our live talk shows. Thank you. July 16, 2017 Log in to Reply Deon van wyk The statement you made of changing the way you edit by thinking of the pixels when you edit made a big difference in my editing…thank you so much!!! July 17, 2017 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor You are welcome Deon. August 6, 2017 Log in to Reply Alfonso Rojas Karl your awesome! I just joined and I’m loving it. September 4, 2017 Log in to Reply Damon Mason Great training! This is where it juts got very confusing. So many steps for something so simple,I will watch it over and over. Lol September 10, 2017 Log in to Reply Souhayl BEN KHALED Still going thru the videos but wanted to ask – while retouching an image how do you know what to dodge from what to burn… I know experience tells but pretty sure there’s a trick there 🙂 Many thanks! September 14, 2017 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Souhayel, often it’s a case of accentuating what is already there but your knowledge on this gets easier as you understand what makes good lighting so it is something that grows with experience. September 15, 2017 Log in to Reply Synthia Jakab Amazing Karl!! This helped me so much understand Dodge and Burn and how I haven’t used it correctly until now :)) 😀 September 18, 2017 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Thank you Synthia. November 8, 2017 Log in to Reply Jesse Cochran In the video you were able to move the cat picture around using the move tool but when I try it, I cannot move the cat picture around. Why is this? What can I do to fix it? November 8, 2017 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Jesse, after you cut it out did you put it on a new layer (Layer via cut or Layer via copy command?) Then select the move tool and you will be able to move it around. Or alternatively hold the ‘command’ key down ontop of the cat once you’ve completed your selection and then the scissors will appear showing that you can cut and move it. November 8, 2017 Log in to Reply Jesse Cochran Thank you! I will try that! December 1, 2017 Log in to Reply Jonathan Ramasamy Hi Karl, where can I get hold of the pics for the training please? December 1, 2017 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Jonathan, you should find them in the ‘downloads’ section. Cheers Karl. January 10, 2018 Log in to Reply Jonathan Desmond Hi Karl, I suspect I maybe missing something obvious but have downloaded the files to work along with ( to my desktop) and tried to open them in photoshop . However have been given the error message saying it is “..not the right type of document”. Apologies in advance I know I am probably doing something obvious wrong , but your help would be appreciated January 10, 2018 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Jonathan, you need to have photoshop open and in the ‘actions’ palette from the menu choose ‘load actions’ then navigate to the actions that you downloaded and choose ‘load’ or ‘open’. Then you may have to restart photoshop but then they will be there in your ‘actions’ palette list. February 15, 2018 Log in to Reply Nayef Hussien Brilliant session February 16, 2018 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Thank you. March 22, 2018 Log in to Reply Jacques Hart This was definitely great to watch. I learned quite a few new things! Karl has a great way of teaching and explaining which made it so much easier to understand. May 24, 2018 Log in to Reply Sue Gilmore Please advise how to get the green screen – you mentioned backward slash key, is this in combination with a command/alt/control or other key? May 25, 2018 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Sue, can you tell me at what time in this video so I can check? Thanks Karl. May 28, 2018 Log in to Reply Sue Gilmore It’s at 14.30 into the tutorial. I have changed the colour from red to green, but this is perplexing! Thanks so much, Sue May 29, 2018 Log in to Reply Karl Taylor Hi Sue, are you saying you have figured out how to change the mask colour? If not you press the ‘control’ key (on a mac) while clicking or holding on the layer mask icon on the layers palette, you should then see the mask options dialouge to change the mask colour to whatever colour you prefer. The backward slash key turns the ‘show mask’ colour on and off. May 30, 2018 Log in to Reply Sue Gilmore Thank you so much. Got it! September 12, 2018 Log in to Reply Kryn Sporry This is very enlightening to use a word! I like how much more flexibility the adjustment layers and masks work for dodging and burning. I’ll be looking forward to the part where it’s used in practice on e.g. a portrait. 😊 Comments You must be logged in to leave a comment.