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Click on the layer mask icon in the layer panel and select one of the following :
1- brightness and contrast
then adjust the values
Mohammad, thank you for your speedy reply.
All the choices I have in the layer mask panel are, Reveal All, Hide All, Reveal Selection and Hide selection.
I have never used layers so do I need to set up another layer maybe?
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It's in the **Layers** panel - The little Half-black-half-white circle in to middle of the Icons at the bottom.
Mohammad thank you so much. You are a genius
I have a photo with a very bright, over exposed hand. I have selected it with the lasso tool. How do I adjust the exposure/brightness on just this area?
I have a feeling that you'll find you do not get a good result with the adjustment layer. If that is the case, copy the image and paste it to this thread, and we'll show you the best way to fix it if possible. The bottom line tends to be that a blown pixel will always be a blown pixel, and you can't detail back, but there are a few tricks you can often use.
Is the original a raw file or rendered such as a JPEG?
If the latter, copy the selection to a new layer and then try the shadow/highlight command.