Dodge & Burn Layer is a preset from the Retouching Bundle. This can be used to generate individual layers for the Dodge & Burn technique. You can define whether an empty or a 50% gray layer is created in blending mode soft light (or other). The layers can be numbered and automatically placed in a continuous group. In addition, you can select a tool afterward.
Depending on which method you prefer, you can choose an empty layer and a neutral layer (50% gray).
You can create the Dodge & Burn layer directly above or below the currently selected layer (except for dedicated group).
Blending mode & opacity
Typically Dodge & Burn layers are used in blending mode soft light. But you can also choose overlay for a more intense result. You can also set the opacity of the layer.
Layer name & color
You can define the name and color for the Dodge & Burn layer.
You can fix the new layer to avoid moving your Dodge & Burn. The following options are available:
- Artboard Autonest
To better distinguish the Dodge & Burn layers from each other, you can use this option to add a number to the layer name.
If you want to reset the counter for the numbering, click on the button. The numbering starts again at 1.
The Dodge & Burn layer will be placed in a group of your choice if this option is active.
For each Dodge & Burn layer, you create, a new group will be created, if this option is active.
Each Dodge & Burn layer you create will be added to the same group. If a group with the defined name does not yet exist, it will be created automatically. Of course, you can move the group within your layer hierarchy.
Group name & color
You can define the name and color of the group.
Choose whether to select a tool after you created the Dodge & Burn layer. For each tool, you can use the current settings or define a tool preset (if any). The following tools are available:
- Brush (for empty layers)
- Dodge Tool (for 50% gray layers)
- Burn Tool (for 50% gray layers)