03 Masking Bug adjustments
First, I rotate the Masking Bug by dragging the shorter control handles so that they stick out vertically rather than horizontally. As you work on the Masking Bug, the area it’s masking is shown as a rectangular grid. I can now drag the whole Masking Bug downwards so that this grid covers the hillside and the foreground, which are the areas I want to mask.
04 Darkening the sky
Now I can click on the curve at the bottom of the tools panel to create a control point roughly in the middle and drag it downwards – this darkens the sky. Curves adjustments in the Tone Enhancer work in just the same way as any other image-editor, so if you’re used to Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture or any other programs with curves, you’ll be right at home here.
05 Adding another Tone Enhancer layer
I need a different adjustment for the foreground, so for this I need another Tone Enhancer layer (you can see it added at the top of the Effects Stack here). I’ve repeated steps 1-3, then, but this time I’ve created a Masking Bug that covers the sky and leaves the foreground exposed.