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Chapter 8. Modern Problems: Dealing with... > Dodging and Burning Done Right - Pg. 224

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Three: This creates a new layer (filled with 50% gray) above your Background layer. (When you fill a layer with 50% gray and change the Mode to Overlay, Photoshop ignores the color. You'll see a gray thumbnail in the Layers palette, but the layer will appear transparent in your image window.) Step Four: Press B to switch to the Brush tool, and in the Options Bar, click on the thumb- nail to the right of the word "Brush" and choose a medium soft-edged brush from the Brush Picker. Now, lower the Brush tool's Opacity to approximately 30%.