All Photoshop Tools Explained in Urdu – How to Use Dodge Tool (EP-39)
By : Farooq Shah
Publish Date : October 9, 2017

All Photoshop Tools Explained in Urdu is our first series about introduction and usage of Photoshop tools. Without getting to know how to use these Tools, it becomes very hard to do the right job the right way in any Adobe Software.

In this 39th tutorial, we are going to learn about Dodge Tool. This is one of the most basic and powerful tools in Adobe Photoshop for retouching and lightening pixels as per exposure and range values selected from the option bar.

Basically, in the retouching industry, the Dodge tool and the Burn tool work in conjunction. Both tools lighten or darken areas of the image. As Adobe Help states “these tools are based on a traditional darkroom technique for regulating exposure on specific areas of a print. Photographers hold back light to lighten an area on the print (dodging) or increase the exposure to darken areas on a print (burning). The more you paint over an area with the Dodge or Burn tool, the lighter or darker it becomes.”

The keyboard shortcut key for the dodge tool is letter’O’.

When dodge tool is selected, we can right click and change the brush size, tip etc. We also discussed three modes of range:

1) Highlights – the lighter areas of the image
2) Midtones – in between highlights and shadows – the mid range
3) Shadows – the darker areas of the image

In the option bar, there is a powerful option called ‘Protect Tones’. It helps in protecting tones and getting rid of clipping of the highlights and shadows.

We can also specify exposure range. Exposure is a well known term in Photography. We have over exposed and low exposure images. When an image is over exposed, we call it a blown out image. Likewise, the low exposure means the image has less defined pixels on the brighter scale.

The use of dodge tool is very straightforward. All we need is to drag over the part of the image where we want to improve lighter pixels.

زندگی کا کوئی بھی شعبہ ہو، بنیادی تربیت ہمیشہ لازمی ہوا کرتی ہے۔ اگر آپ بطور گرافک ڈیزائنر، ویب یا انٹرایکٹو ڈیزائنر، یو آئی اور یو ایکس ڈیزائنر یا موشن گرافکس ڈیزائنر آن لائن ورلڈ میں اپنا نام بنانا چاہتے ہیں اور پھر اپنی اہلیت، مہارت اور ہنرمندی کے دام وصول کرنا چاہتے ہیں تو پھر آپ کو فوٹوشاپ کی بنیادی تربیت ضرور لینا ہو گی۔ فوٹو شاپ کے تمام ٹولز کا تعارف اور اُن کے استعمال کا طریقہ کار اس پلے لسٹ میں شامل ہو گا۔
آج ہم بات کر رہے ہیں ڈاج ٹول کے حوالے سے۔اس ٹول کا سادہ سا کام یہ ہے کہ یہ کسی بھی تصویر کے اُن حصوں پر نکھار لاتا ہے جہاں آپ بہتر روشنی منعکس ہوتی ہوئی دیکھنا چاہتے ہیں۔ ڈاج اور برن ٹول ایک دوسرے کےمتضاد ٹول ہیں۔ ڈاج، ہائی لائٹس کے لئے جبکہ برن ٹول ڈارک ایریاز کے لئے استعمال ہوتا ہے۔

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