Using the Dodge and Burn tools


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Using the Dodge and Burn tools

After you have made global corrections to tone and color using the techniques you have learned so far in this course, there is still often a need to work small, to make local tonal corrections and one way to do that is to use the Dodge and Burn tools. Professionals used to shy away from these tools because to be honest, they didn't work very well. But in Photoshop CS4, these tools have gotten a makeover and they are much better, so they are worth taking a look at. The Dodge and Burn tools are located over here in the Toolbox. Like their namesakes in the traditional wet dark room, the Dodge tool is used to lighten local areas and the Burn tool to darken local areas.

I am going to select the Dodge tool and then I'll come up and look at the Options bar. The Range feature allows me to choose whether the Dodge tool is going to affect Midtones, Shadows or Highlights. I will start with Midtones and I can always come up here and change to Highlights or Shadows if I need to. The Exposure ...

Using the Dodge and Burn tools
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Using the Dodge and Burn tools provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS4: Image Adjustments in Depth

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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