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, apply the Dodge & Burn tool in the Professional Tools section.
  2. Choose either the Lighten or Darken tools in the top Toolbar to select the desired brush.
  3. Use the controls to adjust how large and soft the brush is.
    • Brush Size. Use this slider to adjust the size of your brush.
    • Press the Right or Left bracket keys ([ or ]) to adjust the size of the brush
    • Press the Shift+ Right or Left bracket keys (Shift+[ or Shift+]) to adjust the hardness of the brush (macOS)
  4. Use the Strength slider to control its impact.
  5. Click and paint on the canvas to add the Dodging and Burning.
    • If you get an accidental stroke, the Erase tool can be used to remove it.
    • Click Reset if you need to start over.
  6. Use the Overall Amount slider in the tool control group to further refine the global intensity of the tool and blend it back with the original image.
  7. Exit the tool to apply the adjustment.


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