Resources(I0005) Download Assets: Snowboard vs Surfer Stock Images
This will heavily brighten the whole image. However, we only want to brighten certain parts of the image. So in the next steps we are going to fill the Layer Mask with black, to hide the adjustment. Then use the brush tool to reveal the adjustment on our selected areas.
As you can see in the process gif below the area behind the snowboarder is much brighter, which is exactly what we wanted to achieve.
The process gif show all three adjustment Layers before and after. You can clearly see just how much of a difference the Adjustment Layers have made to our image. The snow wave looks much more intense, the snowboarder is much brighter and the area behind the snowboarder is much brighter. The image looks much better now that we have made these adjustments.