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 Draw Mask (B).
- Mask Cursor group in the Cursori. Press and hold active cursor to display the menu and select Disegna Maschera icon.
- In the foot bar in the Livelli tool, click on the Disegna Maschera icon.
2. Modify the brush parameters as required.
3. To see the effect of the adjustment on-screen when brushing, in the Livelli tool’s foot bar, click on the Impostazioni Visibilità Maschera icon and hold it to display the menu. Then select Non Mostrare Mai la Maschera from the menu.
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 Cancella Maschera either from the Livelli tool panel or from the Cursori toolbar from the menu. Modify the Impostazioni Gomma as necessary and carefully brush away parts of the mask to tidy up.
7. For a quick ‘prima e dopo’ view of the applied adjustment, toggle the orange check-mark adjacent to the relevant Livello in the Livelli tool.