Editing Tools In Adobe Photoshop

Editing Tools In Adobe Photoshop

The editing tools do not apply paint to an image, but rather affect the colors already in an image.

Adobe Photoshop editing tools are: Blur, Sharpen, Smudge, Dodge, Burn and Sponge.

To use any of these tools, follow these steps:

The Blur, Sharpen and Smudge occupy one cell in the Toolbar, represented by the icon of the last tool used. To choose another instrument, press the triangle next to the icon and choose the desired icon from the menu that appears. This menu can also be accessed from the screen, if the icon is pressed and held for a few moments.

Arrangement Of The Instrument Panel

Blur. The Blur tool reduces the sharpness (focus) of an image. It does this by reducing the color contrast of neighboring pixels.

Sharpen. The Sharpen tool increases the sharpness (focus) of an image, by increasing the contrast of neighboring pixels. This results in increased clearness and contrast of borders, and heightened detail in the image.

Smudge. The Smudge tool spreads color in an image, displacing pixels of corresponding colors. It is similar to the effect created by smearing your fingers through wet paint. Smudge works by "grasping" a color at the beginning of a stroke and then mixing it with other colors as it is dragged across the image.

The following parameters can be changed for these tools in the Options Panel: Brush, Mode, Strength, Use All Users, Finger Painting.

Dodge, Burn and Sponge are tools that affect tone. They are used for lightening or darkening parts of an image.

These tools occupy one cell in the Toolbar, and are represented by the icon of the last tool used. To choose another tool, right-click on the triangle next to the tool and choose the desired tool from the menu that appears. This menu can also be accessed from the screen, if you click on the icon and hold the button down for a few moments.

Расположение на панели инструментов

Dodge. This tool lightens a part of an image, if the cursor is dragged across it.

Burn. This tool darkens a part of an image.

Sponge. The Sponge tool affects the saturation and contrast of an image.

In the options panel, the following parameters can be adjusted for Dodge and Burn: Brush, Range, Exposure and Airbrush.

The Sponge tool can be set in the Options panel with the following parameters: Brush, Mode, Flow and Airbrush.