I'm new to frequency separation and am using it to retouch some portraits. I follow the basic steps for a 16-bit photo, and it all works.
When I select the first TONE layer, I can do the lasso to gaussian blur at a radius of 5, and it only goes grey. I can use the texture layer, but then, of course, I lose the texture and the purpose of the tone layer. I can't use any other tool on the bottom layer. It's as if it shuts off?
I've reset the tools, reset the preferences, uninstalled and reinstalled, and nothing changes my outcome.
I must be missing a step. Please help if you've navigated this problem before.
Have you found a solution? I'm having the same issue now and can't find the problem. Went through so many requests by others experiencing the same and looks like noone got a good suggestion for the solution. Please help