Improving tone with the Burn and Dodge tools


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Improving tone with the Burn and Dodge tools

Because burning and dodging is such an integral aspect to our photographic workflow, let's take a look at one more example image where we can use these tools to make some improvements. In this particular photograph that I captured, I love this moment and expression. What I want to do is I want to make this image even better by working on the Brightness values or the tone of the image. For example, I notice that this area is a little bit too bright. So let's go ahead and copy our Background layer. We can do so by pressing Command +J on a Mac or Ctrl+J on a PC. Let's just name this light because that's really what we're working on when we're burning and dodging, is we're working on tonal values or brightness values of the image. All right.

Well, let's go ahead and select the tool and in this case, we're going to go to our Burn tool. We want a low Exposure. We can press 2 on the keyboard to go to 20%, or you can press 14 to go to a more specific percentage li...

Improving tone with the Burn and Dodge tools
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Improving tone with the Burn and Dodge tools provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CS5 for Photographers

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