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FIG.-1. Dodge and burn the easy way! The image above was achieved by doing D&B using the Adjustment Brush on the land side and applying tonality by adjusting Luminance values in the Range Mask option. Details in the sky were coaxed with the Dehaze slider.

An easy way to dodge and burn in Lightroom

By Chris Malinao To dodge and burn means you lighten up some areas in your photo (dodge) and darken other areas (burn). Done right, this…

The Traditional Fishermen of Inle Lake (Tina  Millo)

Readers’ Photo Corner

By Raffy Paredes Here are today’s featured readers and their photos. Alfie Genovea shares his photo, “Sea of Clouds” taken at Treasure Mountain located in…

Pinoy Plight (Shien Rhoel Moral)

Readers’ Photo Corner

By Raffy Paredes Here are today’s featured readers and their photos. Freelance photographer Anthony Eballar shares a photo portrait of his Lola Belen who is…

Untitled (Benjie Manalo)

Readers’ Photo Corner

By Raffy Paredes Here are today’s featured readers and their photos. Aeron John Gesmundo Remorin, a senior high school student of the Laguna State Polytechnic…

FIG. 1. In the Levels dialog box (1), there are 3 sliders: A for the black point at left, C for the white point at right, and B in the middle for the midtone or gray point; you can move them. The histogram above represents a typical underexposed image. You can move C to the end of the histogram (2) to improve exposure. The corrected image will show the histogram at (3) where the black point and the white point are at the extremes, meaning, optimum contrast.

Cropping, Levels: First Steps in Photoshop

By Chris Malinao Admittedly, Photoshop is a beast. It’s hard to learn, hard to use— true— if you’re just beginning. But you need/want to use…

Unbreakable Bond (Ann Zenith L. Yaco)

Readers’ Photo Corner

Here are today’s featured readers and their photos. Andrei Earl Salazar shares “Celebrating Col­ors,” taken during the re­cent Coco Festival in San Pablo City. His…