11. Splashes of Colour For the moment, your photo’s in black and white. Alter your brush’s parameters and click on a part of the image to reveal the colours again. The feather tool, between the brush and the eraser is used to smooth out any brush strokes you’ve already made. It too comes with its own Size and Strength sliders, but no Softness.
12. Seeing the Strokes It can sometimes be hard to see where you applied your brushes. Thankfully, there’s a way to view them with ease: click on the HUD window’s own cog wheel icon to reveal a series of options. In the Overlay sub-section, select either ‘Colour Overlay’ or ‘Brush Strokes’ to see where you’ve been working with that particular adjustment.
13. Altering the Range Further down that menu, you’ll also notice a Brush Range sub-section. With it you can choose to alter the image’s shadows, midtones, highlights, or simply the entire range, giving you even greater flexibility when working with brushes. You can also Invert your selection or delete it from the image using that menu’s top commands.
14. Zooming You may need to do some precision work. To zoom into your photo, hit the ‘z’ key. A small navigation HUD window will appear. You can drag within it to get to any other part of the image. Also, clicking on the small triangles to the right and left of the magnification value with let you zoom in and out respectively.