Dodge & Burn tools are known as toning tools. They allow for fine control when lightening or darkening an image. The Dodge & Burn tool in LuminarAI simulates traditional techniques used by photographers in a darkroom to regulate the amount of light on a particular area of a print.

  1. To Dodge and Burn, open the Dodge & Burn tool in the Professional tools section of the Edit panel.
  2. Choose either the Lighten or Darken tool in the top toolbar to select the desired brush.
  3. Use the Brush Size slider to adjust the size of your brush to accurately paint the desired area. You can press the right and left bracket keys ([]) to adjust the size of the brush.
  4. Use the Softness slider to gradually blend your strokes. This creates a transition between the effect and the original image. You can press the Shift + right/left bracket keys (Shift+[ and Shift+]) to adjust the hardness of the brush.
  5. Use the Strength slider to control the impact of the brush stroke.
  6. Click and paint on the canvas to dodge and burn.
    • If you make an accidental stroke, use the Erase tool to remove it.
    • Click the curved arrow next to the tool name to reset it if you need to start over.
  7. Use the Overall Amount slider to further refine the global intensity of the tool and blend its effect with the original image.
  8. Exit the Dodge & Burn tool to apply the adjustments.


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