Lighting tips to emphasize muscle definition

Started Oct 22, 2012 | Questions thread
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Re: Lighting tips to emphasize muscle definition
In reply to EXDS, Oct 23, 2012

EXDS wrote: Thanks for the edit.  Did you use Topaz Detail for this?

Yes.

Any particular tips with dodging and burning? 

Just lots of practice. It's much like painting. It usually involves enhancing lights and shadows that are brought out from the original lighting. But sometimes it involves shifting the shadows and highlights around.

Here, for instance, it's a matter of dodging out the shadow above the waistband to remove the belly roll:

You can do something similar to change the size and shape of muscle masses.

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