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Here’s what the image looks like before and after dodging and burning. Dodging and burning can be used to emphasize bones and muscles, make eyes more luminous, lips fuller, and much more without warping the face.
Because we used non-destructive editing techniques (Smart Filters, Layer Masks, etc.), you can go back into any of the layers to fine tune the settings. See the diagram below for the layers that you can edit (click to enlarge).
On younger subjects, you can get away with the stronger retouching effects. But for older subjects, be sure to tone down the settings so that it still looks realistic.
Use aggressive dodging and burning to emphasize bones, muscles, and other facial features without warping the face.
You can create extremely airbrushed/CG-like skin by using strong settings.