The Lighten tool tones an image by enhancing the brightness of colors. Each stroke applied increases the lightening effect. To quickly access this tool and switch between the Lighten, Darken, and Saturation tools press L.
The tool's parameters will be shown in a floating box over an image (by right-clicking the mouse) and also in the Settings Panel.
To change the value of a parameter, enter a numerical value in the parameter's field and press Enter (Mac: Return) or adjust the slider.
|Lighten Used to Smooth Transition of the Sky's Colors
(The circle shows the actual size of the brush)
|Hardness = 80%||Hardness = 40%|
|Strength = 20%||Strength = 95%|
The drop-down menu Range contains three ways to process pixels:
|Lighten Applied to an Image in Different Ranges|
To lighten an area in a straight line, first select the starting point by clicking the left mouse button, then, while keeping Shift pressed, bring the cursor to the desired end point and release Shift. If Shift is not released, additional lines will be drawn to each point where the mouse is clicked.