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Dodge, Burn and Sponge tool in Photoshop (Lesson 19)

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In this video, I have discussed about Dodge, Burn and Sponge tool in Photoshop (Lesson 19). Tools involved in this lesson:
Dodge tool,
Burn tool,
Sponge tool.

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This lesson, Dodge, Burn and Sponge tool in Photoshop (Lesson 19) is in 2 versions as always. You can either watch the English or the Bangla version.

About the tutorial series:
This is my first video tutorial series on YouTube. I have prepared both Bengali and English versions for the viewers. In this tutorial series, I have discussed starting from the very basics of Photoshop all the way to the advance level tutorials.

This tutorial series is divided into 7 different chapters. Those are:
Chapter-1: Fundamentals of Photoshop
Chapter-2: Different selection tools and their use
Chapter-3: Working with texts in Photoshop
Chapter-4: Use of different photo correction tools
Chapter-5: Image Adjustments
Chapter-6: Filter effects
Chapter-7: Advanced projects and commands

These tutorials are for everyone. So if you are a beginner then you can start from today. If you follow all these lessons and understand everything and practice them well then you will be able to do professional works. So, best of luck.

Source of images:
pixabay.com/en/babe-smile-newborn-small-child-2972221/

pixabay.com/en/lime-citrus-fruit-sour-green-2133091/

English Subtitle:
Hello viewers! I am Rakib. This is chapter 4, lesson 1. This lesson is about the Dodge, Burn and Sponge tool. The Dodge tool lightens the area of an image, the Burn tool darkens the Dark areas and the Sponge tool is used to desaturate or saturate areas of an image. So, let’s start with the Dodge tool. First we will press Ctrl J to duplicate this main layer to keep this main layer as a backup and we will do our editing in this new layer. Let’s name it Dodge as we will apply dodge in this layer. So we will increase the light of this baby face, so we will decrease the brush size pressing the left square bracket[ from keyboard. You can also do this from here, from this slider and let’s increase a little and drag the areas where you want to increase the light. That’s it, let’s click here. Before and after. You can also change the the opacity if you want to decrease the change like this. Let’s keep it 100% now. And we can also lighten these areas. So that’s before and after. So in this way, you can apply the Dodge tool and let’s duplicate this layer and name it Burn as we will use the Burn tool in this layer. Let’s select it, we will darken the color of this cap. So, let’s decrease the brush and drag. We can see, currently the exposure is 50%, you can increase or decrease it as per your need. So that’s before and after. Let’s increase the exposure and try again. So that’s before and after. So in this way, you can apply the Dodge and Burn tool. Let’s see the another example of dodging in another image, let’s click here, so this is our another image. We will click Ctrl J to duplicate and we can dodge the areas of these lime. So it’s done. Here is the before and after. We can decrease the opacity, I think that’s pretty good and the last tool is Sponge tool. So, using this tool you can desaturate or saturate areas of an image. So the desaturation means the decrease of intensity of colors and the saturation means the alternate; that’s increasing the intensity of colors. So we will desaturate this image background. To do that, we will choose the Magnetic lasso tool and we will need to set the feather as 30 px as we will make a rough selection. So that’s our selection, it’s not that good but it’s OK with this example. Let’s click Ctrl Shift I to make inverse selection and press Ctrl J to duplicate this background. So now we have this background. Let’s increase the opacity to 100. So we just have this background in this layer and now we will apply the Sponge tool with the Desaturate, the Flow will be 100. May be the default flow is 50%, you can increase it to 100. Then we need to drag to desaturate this background. You can see, it’s decreasing the intensity of colors from this background. You can also go from here, that will not work as we have selected the background only. So I think it’s done. Let’s click here, that’s before and after. So in this way, you can desaturate the background and make your object stand out…….

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