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Dodge, Burn and Sponge Tool in Photoshop

How To Use Dodge, Burn and Sponge Tool In Adobe Photoshop

Dodge Tool : It is used to make an image lighter from darker.

  • Select the Dodge tool  
  • Choose a brush tip and set brush options in the options bar
  • Drag over the part of the image you want to lighten 

Burn Tool :  The Burn tool darken areas of the image. Sometimes, due to natural light, Photographs appear shiny. To remove that, burn tool is used. 

Sponge Tool : To make some part of image black and white, sponge tool is used. This gives very nice effect to photographs.


The Dodge and Burn tools are two of the most basic tools in Photoshop, but they're also among the most powerful. These tools can be used to lighten or darken certain areas of an image without affecting other parts.

Photoshop's tools are among the most important digital design tools for users to learn. They serve as a vehicle for users to create their own art, edit photos, and alter images. The Burn Tool is one of the most popular tools in Photoshop due to its versatility. This Tool can be used with different brush sizes and opacity levels for various effects on your image.

The Sponge tools in Photoshop are some of the most powerful tools in the program. The Sponge tool is essentially a clone tool that paints with whatever you paint with on an image or an adjustment layer. The Painting-like Effects include Brush, Bristle, Chalk & Pastel brushes.

The dodge tool is an essential tool in photoshop. It is used to lighten the pixels of an image. By using this tool, you can selectively brighten the shadows of your image or lighten up a certain area that needs some work.

The Burn Tool is a tool that darkens an image by adding dark pixels to a specific area. When a pixel from the Burn Tool is applied, it increases the amount of darkness in the color. For example, if you select a yellow background and apply the Burn Tool, it will turn dark brown.

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