Chapter 5: How to Use the Brushes | Dodge and Burn (Lighten & Darken Specific Areas)?

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Dodge and Burn (Lighten & Darken Specific Areas)?

In the Develop module, click on the Adjustment Brush (K) in the toolbar below the histogram in the right side Panels area. Now, the standard method for dodging (brightening) is to drag just the Exposure slider to the right (with all the other sliders set to zero; double-click on the word “Effect” near the top of the tool options to reset all the sliders to zero) to brighten areas as you paint. For burning (darkening), drag that same slider to the left, darkening the exposure, and then paint over the areas you want darker.