Quick way to switch between dodge and burn?
Is there a shortcut for switching between doge and burn in Photoshop? When working with photo manipulations you often work with both but I've never known of a way to switch quickly between the two.
I always use Dodge tool and then just press alt and start burning.
It is not a permanent switch. It only stays as the burn tool when you press alt.
( same thing works if you initially select burn tool, except it changes the tool to dodge when pressing alt. )
If you need to change the range quickly you can easily do that by shift right clicking the document and choose what range to use.
If you disable "Use Shift Key for Tool Switch" in the General Preferences, you can simply press
O (to go from Dodge to Burn) or
OO (to cycle past the Sponge tool and go from Burn to Dodge). Otherwise you can keep the default behavior and use
Shift-O Shift-O respectively.
For an even quicker Dodge and Burn switching technique, add a new layer in Overlay mode and fill with 50% gray. Set your colors to the defaults (
D) and use the Brush tool at an opacity of about 10% in Overlay mode on your new layer. You can toggle between Dodge (white brush) and Burn (black brush) by pressing