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Sometimes all you need to do to make a beautiful image stunning is selectively add some light and contrast. Those of you that are old school will call it dodge and burn (yes, I had a closet darkroom in my 20's). I am creating a really nice Photoshop/PSE action for this type of edit called Paint With Light (I hope to have it out in a few days) , but I wanted to post a tutorial for my Lightroom users. In this case I did not write a preset for the edit. Since this type of editing involves selectively adding enhancement layer brushes to different parts of the image, I find it easier to use adjustment brushes with custom settings for each image. This is such a quick and easy edit in Lightroom if you have used the Adjustment Brush (K) before.
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