Drawing with Photoshop Halftones
To get the best results from these tools, it’s important to set the options to fit your need. I usually use an exposure setting of around 30 percent and then change the Highlights, Midtones, and Shadows settings depending on the areas I want to effect. For instance, set the Dodge tool to Highlights to to make a highlight on the eye whiter, or set the Burn tool to Highlight to make the highlight on the eye darker. So, in a nutshell (look I’m in a nutshell! How did I get in this nutshell? Look at the size of this bloody great big nutshell. What kind of shell has a nut like this? This is crazy!), set to Highlights to effect the lightest areas, set to Midtones to effect the middle tone, and set to Shadows to effect the darkest areas.