I want to get a little more exposure to an adjustment layer but I can't "paint" on it. I created a new adjustment layer using Levels. I adjusted the exposure. Then I clicked D so I could get a white foreground and a black background. Thn on my Mac I clicked Command + Delete to make the layer mask black. I then selected a brush and tried to paint in white over the area in the Levels layer mask that I want to be lighter. But I'm not sure the brush tool is working even though I selected a brush size for the brush palette. And when I went to paint, I could not. I got a circle icon with a line through it. My Levels layer is on top. What's happening. How can I paint over an image?
Thanks. When I'm ready to save changes, I just click File>Save As to save in .psd? Do I need to flatten image or does that come when I save in .jpg. Painting on the layer mask means painting on the image in the workspace, right?
The little Levels box on the right just lets me see what I'm painting on a small scale.
Yes, once you've activated the mask by clicking on it, you just paint right on the image. Yes, psd is a good format. No need to flatten layers till you plan to send the image out of PSE to another program or to an online printer or something like that.