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Hi,

 

I have selected an area that is underexposed (see screenshot). I have tried to change the exposure and brightness of this selected area but nothing happens to the area selected brightness. I have tried with Mask ticked and not ticked. Please can someone explain what I need to do. It should be obvious once the area has been selected but I can seem to adjust the area.

 

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From your screenshots, it looks as though you're applying adjustments to the mask instead of the background layer. Each adjustment layer comes with its own mask, so there's no need to add another one: you just need to make a selection on the background pixel layer and then apply whatever adjustments you like.

 


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Activate the background layer

make the selection

ad the adjustment layer > the mask is automatically created

make your adjustments as required

 

 

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The type of selection tool doesn't matter !

You could even use a  Shadows/Highlights adjustment, make the adjustment, invert the layer, and use a white brush the reveal only the targetted area ..

If you could attach your image I 'd do a quick video ...

 


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Thanks HVdB,

 

Picture tells a 1000 words, then a video will tell....

 

Please find attached file.

 

Upload image failed twice keep getting "There was a problem processing the uploaded file. -200" I'll try again! 

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