Glare can be darkened easily.
Be sure to check off as you go along.
If you haven't already done so, go to Preserve Your Original File.
If you haven't already done so, go to Create a Background Copy Layer.
There are two methods.
You can use the Clone Stamp tool.
• Change the Mode from Normal to Darken.
• Change the Opacity to 25%, or thereabouts.
• Deselect Aligned.
The Threshold window will open.
The many brightness levels of the photograph are divided into two shades, black and white.
Here, the slider was moved from 128 to 220.
Make sure Opacity is at 100%, and Anti-alias, Contiguous, and Sample All layers, are deselected, all in options bar/Tool Options.
Here the white area on her cheek was clicked on.
Click, hold, and drag it onto the trash can icon.
The selection made with the help of the discarded Threshold layer remains.
Go to Select > Feather.
Remove the areas from the selection that don't need to be darkened, such as the eyes and teeth.
If you haven't already done so, go to Selection Brush Mop.
In options bar/Tool Options, set the sample size to 5 by 5 Average.
The foreground color will change to the color you selected.
10) Create a blank layer.
A blank layer is created above the Background copy layer.
v11) Rename the layer as Glare fix.
Make sure Opacity is at 100%, and Anti-alias, Contiguous, and Sample All Layers, are deselected, all in options bar/Tool Options.
75 was used here.
The skin tone is deposited on the Glare fix layer.
You still want a highlight, but not a glaring one.
The Opacity box is at the top of the layers stack, to the right of the Blending Mode box.
It probably has 100% inside.
25% was used here.
If you haven't already, go to Foreground & Background Colors.
If you haven't already done so, go to Saving Files.