In this video I work on enhancing the Milky Way without having the stars around it get too bright. I introduce a method of star shaping which gives results a little like the color reconstruction module. The processing involves lowpass filters applied with the darken blend method to produce stars with a spherical appearance. As is common for me, you will find considerable use of parametric masks in this edit.
If you'd like to follow along in this edit, here's the original RAW file