The Darken tool tones an image by decreasing the brightness of colors. The effect is increased with each successive brush stroke. 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 a parameter, enter a numerical value in the parameter's field and press Enter (Mac: Return) or adjust the slider.
|Hardness = 40%||Hardness = 95%|
|Strength = 30%||Strength = 95%|
The drop-down menu Range provides three methods for darkening an image.
|Darkening an Image in Different Ranges:|
To darken colors in a straight line, first select a starting point for the line by left-clicking over the desire point, then, while pressing Shift, move the cursor to the desired end point and release Shift. If Shift is not released, then new lines will be drawn to each point where the mouse is clicked.