Editing Selected Areas- Part II
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Here is the new image after contrast masking.

masking step 14

With a few tools and a few minutes (it’s much faster to actually make the edits shown than it is to read about doing so), a raw photographic image, limited by the constraints of technology or by the available lighting of the subject, can be transformed into an image that better expresses the emotion of viewing the original scene.