Dodging and Burning for UK Gold TV

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: December 9, 2014

Category: General

As a Freelance Photographer and Retoucher I’m regularly asked to do work for the BBC and Sky TV Channels.

This usually consists of retouching images for TV series promotional material with the latest being for BBC’s The Apprentice, as well as Miranda, Most Haunted and Great Expectations starring Gillian Anderson.

Today I thought I’d give you a sneak peek at a work in progress for a commission that came in yesterday where I was initially asked to change the colour of the top being worn by the main character. Anyone who regularly uses Photoshop would likely think ‘no problem’ to change the colour of an item, however when the item isn’t a single solid colour but rather a complex pattern it does change the angle of attack somewhat.


The best solution I found here to be dodging and burning where we can fake the look of folds and creases by adding in a mix of highlights and shadows to the right areas.

If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a video I recorded for my YouTube channel showing the technique I use when dodging and burning.
Enjoy 🙂

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