Video:Adobe Photoshop Dodge Toolwith Don Schechter
Are some of your most precious memories stored on pictures that look too dark? Brighten or highlight parts of your digital pictures using the Adobe Photoshop Dodge Tool.See Transcript
Transcript:Adobe Photoshop Dodge ToolHi. I am Don Schechter for About.com Computing.
Today I am going to show you how to use the Dodge Tool using Adobe Photoshop CS 2 to make people in your pictures appear brighter.
Choosing your Photo to BrightenFirst, I am going to open up Adobe Photoshop. Go to File, Open and select your digital picture. Our faces are a little dark and I want to make this grainy picture just a little bit nicer.
Finding Photoshop Dodge ToolOn the left side of your screen is your toolbox. This is where we will find the dodge tool. If you don't know which tool this is, look for the sponge tool, which looks like a sponge, the burn tool, a hand, and there is the burn tool. Click on it and let the mouse go.
Customizing the Dodge ToolOn the top of the screen you will see a bunch of options. First, click on the size of the brush you want to use. Next to the range field, click on what you want to bring out more of. Shadows, midtones or highlights. I will choose highlights. The exposure is essentially the intensity of the effect. I will choose a relatively low exposure. You can click on this next tool to make the brush an air brush.
Photoshop Dodge Tool in ActionAll you need to do is go to the parts you want to affect, click the mouse and drag it along. You can use this on skin tone as well as clothing or any other object.
Undo Photoshop Dodge ToolIf you make a mistake, just go up to Edit, Undo.
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