Manually Darken An Area In Photoshop

By | 18/10/2022

Darken a specific area of an prototype

The Darken tool is used to darken a specific expanse of an image. Yous could, for case, darken a lite area of an otherwise well-exposed image to make information technology less emphasized.


Darken a specific expanse of an prototype

  1. Do one of the post-obit:
    • Choose
      Tools > Retouch > Darken
      (from the Tools menu at the elevation of your screen).
    • In the Tools sidebar, click



      or choose if from the grouped tools.
  2. In the Tool Options pane, customize the Darken tool:

    Brush Size:
    Drag the Castor Size slider to adjust the size of the Darken tool castor. Press and hold the
    Option ⌥
    cardinal to extend the range of the Brush Size slider beyond 100%. You lot tin too manually enter a value from 0% to 200%.


    Tip:
    You can use the
    [
    and
    ]
    keys on your keyboard to change the size of the Darken tool brush.

    Softness:
    Elevate the Softness slider to accommodate the softness of the edges of the Darken tool castor. With softer edges, the darkened areas will unremarkably blend in amend with the rest of the image.

    Strength:
    Drag the Strength slider to adjust the intensity of the darkening effect.

  3. Select a tonal range to darken:

    • All: When yous brush over an area to darken information technology, the darkest, brightest, and midtone areas are darkened as.
    • Shadows: When y’all brush over an area to darken it, but the shadows in that expanse are darkened.
    • Midtones: When you castor over an area to darken it, only the midtones in that area are darkened.
    • Highlights: When you lot castor over an area to darken it, only the highlights in that area are darkened.
  4. Brush over the area of your image you’d similar to darken.


Show Original:
Click the Show Original button to encounter what the image looked like before you darkened annihilation in it.

Show Separate Comparison:
Option ⌥
– click the Show Original button or press
Control ⌃
+
C
on your keyboard.

Click Reset to discard all the current changes made with the Darken tool.


Resources

Source: https://www.pixelmator.com/support/guide/pixelmator-pro/738/