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Dodging and Burning

Often, certain areas of an image are either too bright or too dark. You may find that you can adjust them effectively using the shadow and highlight controls; even if applied to the whole image, these adjustments focus their effects on shadows or highlights only and have little effect on other areas.

In some cases, however, you'll really want to modify a specific area, and for this situation the Dodge and Burn tools make it easy to apply selective darkening or brightening. Select the tool (Figure 6.25), and then click and hold on it to see the three tools that share this spot: Sponge, Dodge, and Burn. Select the tool you want to use:


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