Creative color grading: Color dodge and color burn are powerful tools at your disposal in Photoshop


posted Monday, February 5, 2018 at 8:00 AM EDT


Have you ever used color dodge and color burn blend modes in Photoshop? Photographer and educator Blake Rudis had tried them before but found that they were essentially useless. That is, until he figured out how to take advantage of them.

So, how do these color dodge and burn blend modes work in Photoshop? They essentially allow for precise and subtle color grading of your images. If you simply turn them on in Photoshop, they typically look really bad. To utilize them, you need to follow a very specific workflow. To see how, watch the video below.

After watching the video, head over to f64 Academy to download the Photoshop actions Rudis uses.

(Via f64 Academy