I use PL on a Mac but I believe this is a general question, so I am posting it on the general part of the forum.
I have some birding photos with a bright blue sky behind the bird sitting in a tree and so it (the bird) is darker than it should be. My first thought was to use the local adjustments tab and create a control point around the bird, but this also ends up selection some of the branches so when I lift the shadows on the bird, the branches also get lightened.
I know I can use the Auto Masking instead of the Control Point to select only the bird, but this ends up being quite a bit of work. I tried to use the Control Point and then erase the mask from those parts I do not want masked, but that did not work for me. Is there any way to remove some parts of the Control Point masking, but leave others in place?