An old tutorial about an interesting variant of the classical 'Paint with light' based on a 50% grey layer in softlight/overlay mode. retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=249 I think all landscape photographers should know that technique.
If you still have Grafficalicus Action Plug-ins from older PSE Versions, there are 2 PWL Actions that work well with PSE 14, although they were written for 32-bit Programs. They create the PWL layers set to the correct Blend Modes with one click.
I have Graffi's actions. I have been using them since Elements 7. As rule of thumb, actions (.atn files) written for Elements 7 will work in Elements 8 through 15, Windows or Mac, 32- or 64-bit programs. The issue of 32-/64-bit program plays a role only when it comes to plug-ins (.8BF, .plugin on a Mac).
Elements 7,10,11,12,13,14,15 - Photoshop CC 2017 - Lightroom CC 2015 Windows 7 Pro & Windows 10 Pro
Michel, thanks for the link! I usually use a layer filled with 50% gray and the Overlay blending mode. I really like this alternative; I will give it a try.
I do the same: 'Paint with light' is 'dodge and burn'. If I am working with black and white, that reminds me of the old darkroom techniques for printing. I never dodge an burn with other tools... The technique in the tutorial is particularly good for creative enhancement in coloured landscapes. Side note: the Retouchpro forum has become very slow... hard times for forums!