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Chapter 8. Modern Problems: Dealing with... > Adjusting Exposure in CS2 - Pg. 222

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Five: When I adjusted the Exposure in Step 2, it blew out the detail in the headlights. Here's how I got around it--I started over. First I duplicated the Background layer by dragging it to the Create a New Layer icon, and then I clicked on its Eye icon to hide it from view. Then, I ran Exposure (set to +1.40) on the Background layer, made the duplicate layer visible again and did Steps 2-4. Then, I clicked on the Add Layer Mask icon with the duplicate layer active, and using the Brush tool (B), painted over the headlights (in black) to reveal the +1.40 Exposure headlights on the Background layer. Give that a try.