Hello, I'm looking for techniques to create dramatic lighting and shadows in post on a model.
Ideally I would like to minimize dodge and burning and editing layer masks. I'm not opposed to it though, would prefer a technique I can automate easier and then lessen the intensity in some places via layer mask at my discretion.
I've done some things with skin toning to make the model more contrasty, but this doesn't really create shadows
Maybe I can create a layer and drop the brightness very far, and mask out parts to reveal the normally exposed layers
I want shadows as if I had a strobe 45 degrees to the right of the model.
I want to do that without too much painting