Zero to Dodge and Burn

Rated 4.95 out of 5 based on 56 customer ratings
(56 customer reviews)

$59

Learn to brighten or darken areas in your images in Photoshop, to fix things like uneven lighting on a face or to make the subject stand out.

Zero to Dodge and Burn Includes:

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1 Hour, 17 Minutes of Video
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56 Reviews

Zero to Dodge and Burn

I have repeatedly said that I do not teach Photoshop, I teach possibility and vision. I have come to realize that many photographers need help to learn to edit their images effectively. So, I brought in Ben Willmore, author of over a dozen Photoshop books. Ben has literally taught hundreds of thousands of people how to use Photoshop, and has even been inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame.

Ben will walk you through exactly what you need to know to get control over the brightness of your images. By using a Dodge & Burn layer, you’ll be able to simply paint across your image to selectively brighten or darken areas. For many this is much faster and simpler than working with curves, adjustment layers and masks.

56 Reviews for Zero to Dodge and Burn

“Ben once again simplified how easy PS is! Without these Zero To videos, I would be lost! Ben you are my hero! This is a must to buy!”

— DIANNA J.

“So happy to have purchased this video. He explains every single bit in detail and it really helped understand the concept! Thank you so much!”

— NISHMA K.

“Hands down my absolute favorite out of zero to tutorials!!!”

— TAMICA W.

“This was eye-opening. I love how Ben demystifies tools that I thought were a lot more complex! He explains things in such an understandable way while using great examples...”

— MARTIN F.

“This was eye-opening. I love how Ben demystifies tools that I thought were a lot more complex! He explains things in such an understandable way while using great examples.”

— MARTIN F.

“I had no idea what D&B was until I watched this video. I can't believe how easy it is and what a DIFFERENCE it makes!!! Excellent asset to have, and a must buy!!!”

— BONNIE K.

“Ben is a fantastic teacher, he covers everything you need to know in a strait forward easy to understand way. This course was amazing. Dodge and Burn will definitely up your portrait game if you haven’t been using it.”

— CARA D.

“Absolutely fantastic. Definitely game changing for me. I though I was dodging and burning correctly, but nope. This video broke it down so easily I loved it!”

— DESTINY E.

“Excellent!! Have many Ben videos in my life. Excellent and thorough instructor. Love when the "reasons why" are explained. Helps retention overall!”

— JOANNE B.

“Another great video. Love Ben Willmore!”

— MELISSA S.

“Excellent tutorial. Helps to give an understanding of how to use layers to manage dodging and burning, and how to do it subtly and more dramatically.”

— DEBBIE M.

“Awesome! Never cared for dodge and burn tools until now. Thank you Ben and Meg”

— VALERIIA B.

“I have had this video for such a long time and I am finally getting around to watching it. For me, this is a total game changer. Ben is so awesome at explaining things so clearly in ways I understand. If you are on the fence, but it now !”

— JILLIAN H.

“Fantastic”

— PAULO R.

“I loved it ! Ben is a great teacher, he is very clear, so easy to understand and follow! Thanks a lot!”

— EVANGELINA I.

“Great module!! Thought I had dodge and burn covered, however learned much more after watching this. Ben is really good at explaining each step taken. Thanks so much for putting this module together Meg and Ben!!”

— SARAH J.

“Excellent! Very easy to follow and so informative. Ben does an amazing job of explaining how to utilize Dodge & Burn, provides tips, and how to incorporate Dodge & Burn effectively into work flow. Worth every penny!”

— ELIZABETH K.

“If you have experience with photoshop and using dodge and burn layers in any capacity, this isn’t going to teach you much that is new. If you’ve never used Dodge & Burn before, I’m sure it is helpful. I’m glad I bought it on sale or I would have been upset about money wasted.”

— LINDSAY C.

“I have almost all the Zero to... classes and Dodge&Burn was incredible! I love the way Ben explains what he is doing, and shows us different examples. This has taught me a whole new way of looking at the light. Watching Meg incorporate these lessons during her edits for the overall toning and mood of an edit is amazing!”

— PAULA H.

“This is an eye opener! I feel like I need to re-edited all my images again. I love the "Zero to ...." series as I learned so much from them. Thank you Ben and Meg.”

— ANKE B.

“Just amazing! Thank you, Ben!”

— MARINA H.

“Love all these videos. This gave me a solid understanding of how to use dodge and burn. Amazing. Thank you!!”

— ASHLEY L.

“Think You Know Enough About D&B?? So Did I.... Until Purchasing This!! Definitely Opened My Eyes!! <3 Found Myself Shaking My Head & Almost Chatting Back With Ben- Seems Like He is Right There in Actual Live Person!! Fantastic Workshop!! <3”

— KELLY J.

“Great tutorial! Ben does a great job at not only explaining dodge and burn but also showing the different ways to achieve the look you want... Even if you don't think you need dodge and burn... you do!”

— KRISTEN D.

“Ben is amazing at describing every action, so maticulous in his explanation. So easy to watch and learn.”

— DAWNA T.

“This is awesome! Excellent explanation and very fun to watch the transformation happening.”

— SANDRA B.

“Great tips for working with dodge and burn!”

— GALE W.

“You mean,,,it's that easy?!!!! Money well spent. : )”

— DEBI H.

“Fantastic, comprehensive class. I highly recommend!”

— DEBRA M.

“Ben has such a way of taking a very complex subject and putting it into terms that a lay person can understand. Thank you Ben for always helping me to understand and become better in Photoshop!”

— SUSAN H.

“Ben is a truly amazing instructor! So far I have watched the Zero to Sharp and now Zero to Dodge and Burn and I have learned so much from both! I would highly recommend this course!”

— LORELLE G.

“Amazing. So comprehensive!”

— ANNA W.

“Great class and Ben is a very accomplished teacher. He speaks articulately and at a pace that is easy to comprehend. He anticipates questions and answers them. Way to go Ben and Meg ~ another life altering lesson.”

— CAROLYN O.

“English is my second language and I must say that everything what Ben says is clear and understable even for me. Every step and brush stroke are explained in details. Zero to D&B is a real game changer if you do portraits, together with Zero to Skin. Thank you Ben, thank you Meg for making these videos, they are awesome!”

— ANELA P.

“Ben is the Man! This was so amazing, I am so thankful for this tutorial I am over the moon 🌙 so thorough, well explained, dumbed down event to include every detail and I am glad he made sure to remind us of the order in which we might want to do things since i’ve Invested in other zero to courses and I wouldn’t want to have to take more time then necessary to get that perfectly polished look I want. I’m thrilled! Onward and upward!”

— RICKIE M.

“Amazing, absolutely must have for everyone. Ben is a great teacher, he explains everything clearly and shows everything on examples. I love this workshops <3”

— ANNA W.

“Definitely a great piece of information. I use doge and burn all the time but there are steps that I will use all the time now that I had no idea about before. He does a great job explaining and he is easy to listen to and understand. Very glad I invested in this course.”

— MISTY H.

“If you know Ben Willmore from Creative Live, you already know that he is fabulous. This is a 1-hour long video on using the dodge and burn function in PS. Ben goes through three images and shows you how to use it. If I could improve one thing, I do wish they had more variety in the types of pictures edited using D&B. The ones edited were rather edgy/studio photos - would have loved some outdoors/etc. Would have also been nice to see how Meg uses these tools alongside some other tools.”

— NICOLE W.

“Thank you so much for this! I have been searching forever for such a well explained video. Once again, Meg and Ben deliver!”

— NICOLE D.

“I have always thought dodge & burn was hard, This training video proved me wrong. It was very easy to follow & understand. I'm so glad that I purchased it.”

— TRISH H.

“Wow!!! Loved it!!! Dogde and Burn to a whole new LEVEL!!! <3”

— TARANPREET J.

“Ben, you are amazing ! Thank you... this taught me so much.”

— SACHA S.

“Amazing class! Ben explains the concepts in detail. Love this one so much. Game changer for sure.”

— MEREDITH B.

“WOW, this was amazing! I love the art of teaching from Ben. Everything is easy to understand and follow. If you want to learn how to create photos that look like painting, you have to get this lesson! Thank you Ben!”

— ANNA L.

“Amazing!! A whole new level!”

— LAURA S.

“Wow, so easy to follow, Ben's a great teacher, really interesting, I had a break between images and my questions were answered in the second part and some. Worth every penny! Now to put it into practice.”

— JANIS H.

“Luv this workshop with Ben he explains things so well. I have always wanted to know how to dodge & burn correctly & that is exactly what this gave me. Thanks Meg for sharing Ben’s brilliant knowledge of photoshop.”

— MICHELLE C.

“very easy to explain. I had no problem going straight into photoshop and using his method. I couldn't believe the difference in my images. I learned a lot!”

— EMILY B.

“Love this video Ben! So easy to understand. Thank you!”

— RUBY H.

“Ben has done it, again. Fantastic video that Is easy to understand and I am so thankful to have purchased. Thank you Meg for what you have created to help me understand editing!”

— BONNIE S.

“This is amazing! Ben is a great PS teacher and totally expanded my possibilities for using Dodge and Burn!”

— PATTY H.

“I have a basic knowledge of using Dodge and Burn and use it somewhat in my workflow, but this takes it to a whole, new level! One of the best videos I've watched and simply the best on learning how to effectively use these Photoshop tools! Great job Ben and Meg!”

— LEANNE H.

“Wow your such a great teacher ben, this is my first time buying meg's products and it's a game changer.”

— LIZBETH E.

“Ben, you are the best. So easy to follow. Very easy to apply to my work. Thank you.”

— JUDY S.

“I am half way in and this is amazing! The best explanation of dodge and burn and how to make it work that I have found, and I have been looking. If you are on the fence even a little don't be. This is going to change everything for my processing. I just wasn't getting it before but now I am. Thanks Meg.”

— KRISTY W.

“Ben did it again! He is the best explainer ever!”

— MARTI W.