Now at the top of the adjustment brush tool panel I can click the Erase button (next to Add and New) and paint again onto my area to remove parts that I don’t want to effect. So I’m going to make my brush much smaller and then paint into the eyes, which will remove them from this area and the original colours will come through.
But to edit the eyes without the rest of the image I’m actually going to need to create a new brushed area, and to do that I’ll click the New Adjustment Brush button (next to the Erase and Add buttons at the top). Now I can again paint onto the image to select the areas I want to control, just the irises. Notice how a new pin appears over the first part I’ve painted, but I can paint both eyes and control both from the same point by using the Add brush, which should select automatically. I’ve bumped the exposure again to show you the areas I’m drawing.
To really bring out the colour and texture in the eyes I’ve added Clarity, Contrast, and Saturation, but they were still rather dark so I brought the Brightness up as well.
I then can leave the Adjustment Brush alone and come back to overall changes to the image by, in this case, selecting the Hand Tool or Zoom Tool. The tools panel has reset to the overall image and I can make general changes again.