How to Use the Dodge, Burn, and Sponge tools Photoshop Elements 10


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Using the Dodge, Burn, and Sponge tools

If you want to touch up the lighting or the color saturation of just small parts of a photo, the Darkroom tools can come in handy. Those are located at the bottom of the toolbar in this tool slot. I'm going to start with the Dodge tool which is used to lighten parts of a photo. I'm going to leave the options set to their defaults, which means that this tool will affect primarily mid- tones with a strength of 50%. I'll move into the image and I'm going to click and drag over these white waves in the foreground and that does lighten them. Watch what happens if I change the Range option to Highlights.

Now if I come in and drag over the same waves they get very bright. That's too bright for my taste, so I'm going to undo by pressing Ctrl+Z on the keyboard, Command+Z on a Mac, and I'm going to reduce the exposure by moving my mouse over the Exposure label and dragging to the left. Now if I leave the Range set to Highlights and I click and drag over the white water,...

Using the Dodge, Burn, and Sponge tools
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Using the Dodge, Burn, and Sponge tools provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop Elements 10 Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop Elements
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