In this post, we’ll be looking at how to create nondestructive lighting with some burn (darkening) painted in. The burn tool is terrific for touching up lighting. We could apply the burn tool directly on our original, but that’s a destructive method which forever changes the original. On the other hand, if we use nondestructive techniques by applying our effects on separate layers, we don’t actually alter the original. In this tutorial we’ll be implementing nondestructive techniques using layers with layer masks and 50% gray and entirely black filled layers.