How to Edit in Photoshop: Nondestructively!
Create two layers. In this photo, we’re lowering the exposure on the Colosseum.
Create a mask on the top layer by clicking the mask tool (the rectangle with circle inside icon).
The mask is white, so use the brush tool in the opposite color (black) to erase on the layer.
Draw on the top layer to expose the layer underneath (masks can only be black or white).
The mask will no longer be blank; you will see the space you have erased.
Right click on the mask to delete it. Your two layers are exactly how they started!
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