To use the dodge or burn tool:

1 Select the dodge tool ' or burn tool .

2 Do the following in the options bar:

• Choose a brush and set brush options. (See "Working with brushes" on page 228.)

• Select what to change in the image: Midtones to change the middle range of grays; Shadows to change the dark areas; Highlights to change the light areas.

• Specify the exposure for the tool. (See "Specifying opacity, flow, strength, or exposure" on page 243.)

• (Photoshop) Click the airbrush button £ to use the brush as an airbrush. Alternately, select the Airbrush option in the Brushes palette. (See "Creating airbrush effects (Photoshop)" on page 239.)

3 Drag over the part of the image you want to modify. Using the sponge tool

The sponge tool subtly changes the color saturation of an area. In Grayscale mode, the tool increases or decreases contrast by moving gray levels away from or toward the middle gray.

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