Here are before and after images detailing the Dodge and Burn process (Fig.18). Even though I'm a traditionalist at heart, it's so much fun to play with the Dodge and Burn layers. Plus it's an extremely quick technique and saves a lot of time.
Step 12: Final Image
Now, I just add some finishing touches, especially around the face of the creature and the FG elements. Sign and date and we're good to go (Fig.19).
A close-up of our character's mug can be seen in Fig.20. I mostly punched up the contrast, modeled small forms in his face and added some drool just for fun.
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