The Dodge or Burn tool uses the current brush to lighten or darken the
colors in your image. The mode will determine which type of pixels are
Figure 13.86. “Dodge/Burn” tool options
Normally, tool options are displayed in a window attached under the
Toolbox as soon as you activate a tool. If they are not, you can access
them from the image menu bar through
→ → which opens the option window of the selected tool.
Opacity; Brush; Scale; Brush Dynamics; Fade out; Apply
Jitter, Hard edges
See the Brush Tools
Overview for a description of tool options that apply to many or
all brush tools.
The dodge effect lightens colors.
The burn effect darkens colors.
There are three modes:
restricts the effect to darkest pixels.
restricts the effect to pixels of average tone.
restricts the effect to lightest pixels.
Exposure defines how much the tool effect will be strong, as a
more or less exposed photograph. Default slider is 50 but can vary
from 0 to 100.