How to Use Curves in Photoshop to Dodge, Burn and Color

Dodging and burning your images through curves adjustment layers is a great way to ensure that the toning you’re applying is actually consistent with your source photograph. On colored lighting shots, like the one in the video, you can also add color through the color channels in your curves adjustment layer. This enables you to color the shadows and highlights to match the rest of the image.

Photographer: Jake Hicks; Model: Zuki Jai

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