Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Dodging and burning, part of Photoshop CS4 Getting Started.
In this exercise I am going to show you how to selectively modify the…brightness of an image using the Dodge and Burn tools. I am looking at an image…called Max on carousel.jpg found inside the Exercise Files folder. You can see…that the face, while vibrant and energetic, it's a little too dark. I would like…to bring it out a bit. Meanwhile the background is a bit too bright and the…great thing about the Dodge and Burn tools is they allow you to paint in…brightness and darkness respectively.…So let's start with the Dodge tool right over here. Go ahead and click on it to…select it and right now my brush is a little too small. You can see that circle…there indicates the size of my brush. I want to make it larger and I could do…that by going up to this Brush option right here and clicking on it to bring…up this pop-up panel and then I could change the Diameter value just by…dragging the slider or another way to work-- I will go ahead and hide that panel--…is to change the size of the Brush on the fly using the square bracket keys,…
- Using Adobe Bridge to import and organize photos
- Covering up unwanted details
- Converting color photos to black and white
- Working with Camera Raw
- Adding and editing text
- Understanding various image file formats