HDR class exercise: Inside Out

I took 3 photographs with different exposure of my flat with a view from the window and combined them with Photomatix Pro:

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However, I found the couch being still too dark so I decided to combine the final HDR image with the high exposure photograph where the couch is much brighter. And I have done this manually in Photoshop CS6:Screen Shot 2013-04-09 at 2.41.09 PM

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Using masking layers I obtained this: