The Burn & Dodge Tools

Make a paper, Change an image...

This week for kimi's Kreative homework we watched a great video showing how to maximize your images using the dodge and burn tool. The video can be found here: Photoshop Cafe
Do make sure you check the homework link to see all of the great images that were posted.

Well this got me thinking...... scary thing huh? :)
You can use your dodge and burn tools with any brush to make a really cool Scrap Paper.
This is my example.

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Both tools were set to about 14% opacity and in most cased I clicked over and over.
I started with just a solid red background and played from there. Everything was done with the dodge and burn tool with the exception of the white stain, which I used a brush.
I do hope you give this a try.
Remember.... it is up to you to be Kreative!!

If you would like this paper you may download it here. is a great site for finding all kinds of free grungy brushes to use on your papers.
Have Fun!!


Maria said…
Thank you! The DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking freebie search engine is going to list this blog post today.
Sheri said…
LOVE this paper - will check out the site you mentioned - I'm clueless about my burn/dodge tools! THANKS!
SusanD said…
Thank you so much. This is gorgeous! I uploaded my Orton 3 to the Tutorial site you have. Thanks for everything.
Kari said…
Amazing job on the paper! Thanks for the tip on the dodge/burn tool! I can't wait to check out the video today :)
I found you through the Digital Scrapbooking freebie search engine today. I love your paper; it is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing it. I just bought Photoshop Elements 6 and have been trying to teach myself how to use it.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me the link to Photoshop Creative Elements Community. I have already been over and browsed around. I was happy to see answers to questions I had been pondering. Hope you are having a great weekend!
Jackie said…
Thanks for the link to the great tutorial on dodging and burning...knew how to burn but not what dodge did....oh and cool paper too..thanks
Linda said…
Thanks for the link and the inspiration. The burn and dodge tool is one cool feature.

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