First assignment report:PietFrancke wrote: ↑Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:56 pmLayers mini-tut - to get your feet wet
1) open image in PS
2) ctrl-J (makes a new layer)
3) edit>adjustment>exposure -- move exposure slider to the right and click OK (just to have a change applied to your new layer)
4) layer>layer mask>hide all -- creates a mask on your layer, all black hiding the effect -- note, your layer mask is also currently selected
5) click on your brush tool, select the first one, soft round and set the size to your liking - reduce opacity to 20 percent
6) type x once or twice, you want the white color on top (x will flip white and black - your colors will be white and black because your layer mask is selected)
7) use your brush on the canvas and watch things get brighter in the places you brushed.
Of course, for step 3), I would use ACR filter and change a bunch of sliders around, instead of just the exposure...
on my MacBook Air, cmd-j makes a new layer; and I have to go to Image>Adjustment>Exposure, not Edit.
I selected the first brush but there was no choice of soft round
here's my screen; almost impossible to see the effects in the tiny layer
what am I doing wrong? You will regret getting me into this. Matt