Brush the Dodge adjustment on an image
You use the Dodge Quick Brush adjustment to lighten a specific area of an image. For example, you could emphasize a subject in the foreground of the image by making it slightly lighter than the background.
Selectively lighten an image
Select a photo.
Do one of the following:
In the Adjustments inspector or the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, choose Quick Brushes > Dodge (Lighten) from the Add Adjustment pop-up menu.
In the tool strip, choose Dodge (Lighten) from the Quick Brush pop-up menu .
The Dodge Brush HUD appears, and the Dodge adjustment controls appear in the Adjustments inspector and the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, if both are shown.
Specify the brush stroke settings using the controls in the Dodge Brush HUD.
For more information, see Apply Quick Brush adjustments and Work with brush strokes.
Brush the adjustment on the area of the image you want to lighten.
Modify the Dodge adjustment after it has been applied to an image
Select a photo with the Dodge adjustment applied to it.
In the Dodge area of the Adjustments inspector or the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, use the Amount parameter controls to modify the strength of the adjustment.