Are you a Photoshop novice looking to take your graphic design skills to the next level?

If so, learning how to use the Dodge tool is an essential step towards creating stunning visual designs.

The Dodge tool allows users the ability to lighten or darken specific areas of an image, and when used correctly it can be incredibly effective in making your graphic designs stand out from the rest.

In this blog post, i’ll provide a detailed overview on exactly how you can use this valuable resource for all your beginner-level Photoshop projects!

Dodge Tool

Brighten up your image with the Dodge Tool!

With just a few simple tweaks on the Options bar, you can customize this tool to transform drab parts of your photos into something more striking and vibrant.

All it takes is selecting O for Dodge and dragging over any spot that needs some extra light – no need to worry about hue or saturation here.

Burn Tool

Get perfect photo-editing results with the Burn tool! Just hover over areas of your image and watch them darken as you paint.

To access this helpful retouching feature, just hold down on either Dodge, Burn or Sponge from the toolbar – whichever one it may be at the time!

Sponge Tool

Have you heard?

Photoshop on the iPad has stepped up its game with a new Sponge tool to give your images some serious oomph.

From Flow and Hardness, all the way through Angle and Roundness – this saturation feature is sure to create awesome effects wherever it’s applied!


And that’s a wrap!

I hope you found this helpful, if not be sure to let me know in the comments.

Stayed tuned for more because next time we’ll be discussing how to use the eraser tool!

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