Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Using dodge and burn tools, part of GIMP Essential Training.
One of the oldest ways to add a little something to a photograph when it comes to retouching…is to utilize a tool known as dodge and burn.…This is a technique that has been used for years in photography,…and it's been done many different ways.…In the old darkroom days, you had to actually use light and masking to actually make it work.…Then in programs like GIMP, and Photoshop, and things like that, they developed digital tools…that allow us to do it based on a brushstroke, which makes it so much easier.…If you don't know what dodge and burn means, basically it just means selectively lightening…or darkening different areas of a photo using this brush-like technique.…
In GIMP, the tool is actually located here.…It's the Dodge/Burn Tool, and it tells you that it selectively lightens or darkens using a brush.…When you pick the tool initially, you get a bunch of Tool Options down here at the bottom,…where you can set the different options for how you're going to use the tool.…Everything from the brush Hardness, to the Size, the Aspect Ratio, the Angle, whether…
- What is GIMP?
- Performing nondestructive edits with layers
- Exploring blend modes
- Adjusting transparency
- Making selections
- Creating layer masks
- Adjusting color and contrast with Curves, Levels, and other auto adjustments
- Sharpening images
- Using patterns and gradients in your images
- Fixing image flaws
- Enhancing photos with filters
- Automating your workflow
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 09/04/2014. What changed?
A: We added a movie that explains why you can't achieve some of the effects shown in these tutorials in the Windows version of GIMP. This is due to the fact some plugins have been removed since this course was recorded. Watch the "IMPORTANT: Before we get started" to learn more about how these changes will impact you.
Q: I don't have access to some of the tools and can't create some of effects shown in this course. What's wrong?
A: Unfortunately, some plugins have been removed from the Windows version of GIMP since this course was recorded. Watch the "IMPORTANT: Before we get started" to learn more about how these changes will impact you.
1. Getting Started
2. Working with Layers
3. Creating Selections and Masks
4. Manipulating Images
5. Working with Paths
6. Working with Text
7. Using the Paint Tools
8. Fixing Image Flaws
9. Exploring the Filters
10. Automating Tasks
Using the batch processor5m 15s
11. Printing and Saving Images
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