Forgive me for not using the right terms, I hope you can see through the words and offer some guidance. I'm trying to 'light-paint' not with a single long exposure but with the flash pointed in a different area for multiple images and then edit them into one image. Here is an image I have made - LP-Front-Close by Joseph Knapp Photography, on Flickr I did this by shooting 10-15 shots with the flash pointed in random areas and then auto-align & auto-blend I know there is a way to do this with layer masks so I have more control, I've played with the masks to do it and I can't match the effect that CS5.5 does on it's own. Any tips or suggestions you can offer would be great. An idea of the result I am after would be this shot of my bike shot by someone else for a V2Lab.