How to use dodging & burning to darken a background in Lightroom

Dodging and burning has been used since the early days of film developing.

Used as a common practice to darken and lighten specific areas of a photograph, we can still use this technique in our editing today.

By using dodging and burning, it's a simple way to add contrast and enhance the look of many types of photos.


how to darken a background in Lightroom with dodging & burning + download FREE Lightroom presets

In this video tutorial, you will learn how to use this technique to specifically darken a background in Lightroom and also add more dimension to facial features.

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  • I actually learned a few tips/tricks from this tutorial! I didn’t know about the “new” button in the brushes panel and I never thought about editing the way you did! It was very helpful! Thank you so much for this!!!

    Sandy Barnes

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