Hey peeps, Happy Hogmany!!
So I recently acquired Clean 3, realise it has no masking tool, so it's best to use that plugin in conjunction with PS to do masking stuff, cool, no worries.
I have B&W Effects Plugin also, I like the adaptive exposure feature, kinda punchy, good for portraits etc, I kinda want the background non adaptive tho, for that extra punch effect of the subject. I could do the same technique that Clean 3 requires i.e. use B&W Effects and fire up in PS.
However, B&W effects actually has a masking tool, I use it to bring colour back etc, however I cannot figure out (or understand) what things like dodge, burn and stuff really does. I can't seem to (for example) use a masking brush in B&W Effects to remove adaptive exposure from part of the picture. Is this at all possible from within B&W Effects, or is this task another PS requirement?