Working with the Dodge Quick Brush Controls

You use the Dodge Quick Brush adjustment to lighten the area of the image the adjustment is brushed on. For example, if you have a subject in the foreground of the image that you want to emphasize by making it slightly lighter than the background, you use the Dodge Quick Brush adjustment.

Figure. Image before and after a Dodge Quick Brush adjustment.
To brush the Dodge adjustment on an image
  1. Select an image.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • In the Adjustments inspector or the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, choose Quick Brushes > Dodge (Lighten) from the Adjustments pop-up menu.

    • In the tool strip, choose Dodge (Lighten) from the Quick Brush pop-up menu (with a brush icon).

    The Dodge Brush HUD appears, and the Dodge adjustment controls appear in the Adjustments inspector and the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, if both are shown.

  3. Specify the brush stroke settings using the controls in the Dodge Brush HUD.

    For more information about the controls in the Brush HUD, see Controls in the Brush HUD. For more information about applying brush strokes to an image, see Working with Brushes.

  4. Brush the adjustment on the area of the image you want to lighten.

The image appears lighter where the Dodge Quick Brush adjustment is applied.

To modify the Dodge adjustment after it has been applied to an image
  1. Select an image with the Dodge adjustment applied to it.

  2. In the Dodge area of the Adjustments inspector or the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, modify the Dodge adjustment by specifying the amount of the adjustment you want to apply to the image using the Amount slider and value slider.

    Figure. Controls in the Dodge area of the Adjustments inspector.

The previously applied Dodge adjustment is modified.