I have been color correcting some shots as a part of a video project I have undertaken and have run into a bit of a dilemma. The face of my subject in the shot is underexposed, where as the background due to windows and natural light, is perfectly exposed. I tried to draw a mask around my subject with the pen tool, but that only isolates the subjects head and makes the other parts of the shots black. How can I just expose the subjects head in this shot?
Thank you so much,
Duplicate your footage. Then rotoscope the face, and apply different exposure settings to each copy.
You might also try using an Adjustment Layer above your footage layer, with a mask for the face.