Lightroom Classic: Using/removing parts of layers when working with HDR Photo Merge

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I take a clean bracket of 5-7 photos and most of the time I get a pretty good starting point when using Photo Merge HDR.  I do like to crush the blacks a little more and eliminate some of the haze, give a little chroma boost, etc.  But sometimes Lightroom Classic will choose the absolute worst section of those 5-7 photos to use as a "best representation."  How can I simply use a brush to reveal, say, a portion of the 3rd layer/photo to bring it to the top, and maybe do that again to bring a different area of the 4th layer/photo to the forefront?  I'd prefer to not have to do this manually by selection the various areas from each photo I want, applying a feather blend, etc.  Am I missing something?  Thank you.
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Jerry Syder

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The short answer is no, you're not missing anything. Lightroom Classic does not allow for any manual intervention when doing merges. Apart from warping edges in Panorama merges.

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Thank you.  Too bad.