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The Book of GIMP by Karine Delvare, Olivier Lecarme

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3.4 Dodging, Burning, and Smudging

As you saw when we painted the peach and the pear, shading and smudging can greatly improve the look of digitally painted objects. Dodging, burning, and smudging are common ways to add finishing touches to elements in your digital art.

The Dodge/Burn Tool

As you saw in the tutorial, you can use dodging and burning to add shadows and highlights to a drawing.

Switch between dodging and burning with the TYPE option or the key. Remember that the Dodge tool lightens, and the Burn tool darkens. When you go over an area several times, each stroke increases the effect.

Figure 3-73. First coat of burning

Figure 3-74. Second ...

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