Jumpstart January - Task 5
I'm a little behind because I've been reading tuts and doing a few things that have delayed me. I'm sure that I'll catch up and if I don't, I'm certainly enjoying the journey. :-)
I've been playing with PSE9, because I'm considering upgrading to it from PSE7, on my Laptop PC, with Win7.
I've used dodge, burn and other settings in the layers palette, but never used the separate dodge or burn tools, in the tools panel before. I've found that they can be both used at the same time on one layer, to adjust shading (burn) and highlighting (dodge).
My photo that I took through the screen door was dull looking, although it had a bright spot of sun. I used the burn tool, with a large soft brush, at 30% and dabbed around the outer edge, making it darker. I then used the same brush, with the same settings, but with the dodge brush and dabbed a bit around the centre area, which brightened it and the harsh sun didn't seem as harsh. A little dab with the burn brush over the cardinal on the bird feeder and you can almost see it. lol
I enjoyed the process and the results so much that I made a layout with the photo and posted it in the UFO challenge, because I've wanted to do something with that photo for a long time. Yes, I would definately use these tools again!!! Thank you for the wonderful challenge. :-)
Through the Screen Door