Figure 3.45. Darken the wall in front of the lighthouse with the Burn tool.

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3. You can also darken by painting a selection mask in Quick Mask mode and using Photoshop's Levels or Brightness/Contrast controls on the selected portion. Press Q to enter Quick Mask mode and paint the left side of the lighthouse.

4. Press Q again to exit Quick Mask Mode.

5. Choose Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast and adjust the sliders to darken the left side of the lighthouse. Don't move the brightness slider too far to the left, or you'll eliminate the dramatic lighting entirely. We just want to reduce the excessive contrast. I used a value of 17 percent.

6. Use the Dodge tool to lighten the front face of the lighthouse, producing the result you see in Figure 3.47 at right. The original image is shown at left.

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Figure 3.46. After burning, the wall will look like this.

Figure 3.47. After the walls of the lighthouse have been dodged and burned, the image should resemble the one at right. The original is shown at left for comparison.

Figure 3.47. After the walls of the lighthouse have been dodged and burned, the image should resemble the one at right. The original is shown at left for comparison.

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