When a simple localized adjustment is required, you can brush in the effect directly. This technique is particularly useful, for example, when adding sharpening or clarity, or when you are making some simple exposure adjustments. More complex adjustments such as "dodging and burning" can also be performed this way. However, when applying positive and negative exposure adjustments, a layer for each is required.
1. Select the brush from the following:
- Shortcut Maske zeichnen (B).
- Mask Cursor group in the Mauszeiger Werkzeuge toolbar. Press and hold the active cursor to display the menu and select Maske zeichnen icon.
- In the foot bar in the Ebenen tool, click on the Maske zeichnen icon.
2. Modify the brush parameters as required.
3. To see the effect of the adjustment on-screen when brushing, in the Ebenen tool’s foot bar, click on the Einstellungen für die SIchtbarkeit der Maskierung icon and hold it to display the menu. Select the preferred option.
4. Before brushing, select an adjustment tool and set the parameter slider to a particular value. For example, add a +0.6 EV exposure adjustment.
5. Brush in the local adjustment as required. The image is updated in the Viewer with the applied adjustment.
6. To remove any unwanted areas of the mask, select Maske löschen either from the Ebenen tool panel or from the Mauszeiger Werkzeuge toolbar from the menu. Modify the Einstellungen des Radierers as necessary and carefully brush away parts of the mask to tidy up.
7. For a quick ‘before and after’ view of the applied adjustment, toggle the orange check-mark adjacent to the relevant Ebene in the Ebenen tool.