Using Layers and Masks in Photoshop to Improve Exposure
On this video photographer Tony Northrup looks at working with layers and masks in Photoshop to create a better exposure landscape image.
Now the interesting thing which Northrup suggest here is to not use a regular mask with a selection but instead use a mask with a gradient and later on he also adds a bit of selection tool (for a specific object such as the balloon). In this way we get a much more realistic looking image and exposure which does not look overly processed.
You can check out other advanced videos we have published demonstrating the use of layer masks in Photoshop.