Using the Dodge Burn and Sponge tools


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Using the Dodge Burn and Sponge tools

The Toning tools, which are the Dodge tool, the Burn tool, and the Sponge tool in Photoshop, have always been intended to help you change the exposure and saturation of localized areas of a photo. But in previous versions of Photoshop, they often did more harm to an image than good. So Photoshop users tended to stay away from them. But these tools have been improved in Photoshop CS4, so much so that there are a really useful way of changing the exposure and saturation in localized areas of an image. I am going to start by selecting the Dodge tool right here in the toolbox.

Like a Dodge tool in a traditional darkroom, the Dodge tool will make areas of a photo lighter and it used to do a pretty bad job of that. Let's see how it does on this photo. Before I get started, I will check the Options bar. Here I can vary whether the Dodge tool concentrates on the Shadows, the Midtones or the Highlights in a photo. I will leave this at its default, Midtones. The Exposure determines the strength...

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 CS4 Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop
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