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Dodge and burn, work not being retained.

Community Beginner ,
Aug 19, 2021 Aug 19, 2021

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Hi,  

 

I have been stuck on a frustrating issue where as I am burning skin on a beauty image, I move to the next area and the area burnt previously reverts back to how it was before I burn it.  So effectively, I am achieving nothing.  

 

I have been two hours with Adobe, have updated systems, uninstalled, reinstalled, rebooted and the issue continues.  Have checked my storage on computer it is all fine.  

 

Please help!!! I have work to do and not getting anything done 😞

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 19, 2021 Aug 19, 2021

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The best non-destructive way of doing this is to put an additional layer above the image and fill it with 50% grey, then select Overlay blend mode. You can then use dodge and burn at a low value to lighten and darken parts of the photograph. Finally using transparency to fine tune the layer. You can flatten the image and/or output it to (say) a jpg for use of the photograph as one layer elsewhere 

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 20, 2021 Aug 20, 2021

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Hi Derek, 

 

Thanks for your response.  I think its a glitch.  As I burn, the brush is doing exactly what I want it to do.  When I lift my finger off the mouse and move it to the next area I want to burn, when I push the mouse button to begin burning again, the previous patch that I burnt dissappears.  

 

Warmest Regards!

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Aug 20, 2021 Aug 20, 2021

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Could you please post a screen-recording or screenshots with the pertinent Panels (Toolbar, Layers, Options Bar, …) visible? 

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