You could do this several ways. What I usually do to spot adjust a single area
make a selection around with the lasso tool. Then I turn on quickmask and
the mask to give it a nice soft edge. Then I turn the mask back into a
I used the curves tool to locally adjust the area that I want. I have never
dodge and burn layers for local stuff.
However, I suppose you could duplicate the layer, then use that same selection,
it, then cut away the part of the image you don't want to be affected, then
dodge/burn layer above this modified duplicate.
--- DJ <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi Gimp-user,
> I really like the Dodge and Burn tool. During my practice trials, I
> have been doing the work right to the background.
> I know there is a layer mode for Dodge and Burn. But I don't want to apply
> it to the entire layer, just touch-up's, here and there, so I'll be able
> to click on the eye to see how it is improving the image. How do I
> get the Dodge or Burn layer to only apply to very specific parts of
> the image?
> Why is the quick-mask in the un-do's? It doesn't actually modify the
> image. I turn the quick-mask on and off a lot, and it pops up a lot in
> the undo's.
> Thank you.
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