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Chapter 11.  Using Other Editing Tools  > Using Photo Techniques

Using Photo Techniques

One of the past benefits of using a professional photographer was the photographer’s (or the photo lab’s) ability to manipulate lighting—both when shooting the initial photo and when creating the prints. The Dodge, Burn, and Sponge tools in Photoshop help you mimic a photographer’s tricks in correcting lighting in an image. The Healing Brush and Patch tools help you repair an image, such as a scanned image of a photo with spots, scratches, and other blemishes.

Dodging an Area

Use the Dodge tool to lighten an area that’s too dark in your image. In the case of scanned content or a photo downloaded from a digital camera, dodging can actually reveal detail that previously wasn’t visible in the image. Follow these steps to work with dodging.


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