Dodge and Burn

Known as the toning tools, Dodge and Burn allow you finer control over lightening or darkening your image. They are similar to traditional techniques used in a darkroom, where a photographer would regulate the amount of light on a particular area on a print. These tools are helpful when touching up faded photos, especially when repairing water damage.

Step 1. Select the Dodge or Burn tool by pressing

Step 2. Specify the brush and brush options.

Step 3. Choose a range of shadows, midtones, or highlights to isolate the effect.

Step 4. Adjust the exposure for the tool. It is generally better to use a lower exposure with several applications.

Step 5. Paint over the areas that need touching up.

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Adobe Photoshop can be a complex tool only because you can do so much with it, however for in this video series, we're going to keep it as simple as possible. In fact, in this video you'll see an overview of the few tools and Adobe Photoshop features we will use. When you see this video, you'll see how you can do so much with so few features, but you'll learn how to use them in depth in the future videos.

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