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Adding Depth to images using Dodge and Burn layers for Highlighting and Shading

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Yes, the soft brush with varying opacity is a great tool. I think its potential is underrated.

 

I like how 3Dish you made the shadows and highlights with the simple step.

 

This is a forerunner to digital painting in Paint.NET.

 

What the technique was able to achieve on your daughter's picture makes me think of an impressionist painting.

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Super useful and well explained tutorial, hippiechos! ? I've been studying shading for some time, mostly for pencil-on-paper sketches, and it's impressive how a work's aspect changes when shaded. This will surely come in handy since I also enjoy tweaking my sketches digitally :)

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Thank you, everyone. I'm glad you guys found this useful! I'd love to see what works you create with the technique. 

 

@LionsDragon - Thank you. :) I tend to agree about her adorableness. We were having fun playing dress-up and doing a photo shoot, so I could practice taking pictures. 

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