Thursday, November 15, 2018

How to Create Luminosity Masks in Photoshop

How to Create Luminosity Masks in Photoshop
Luminosity Masks have become a popular type of selections in Photoshop used by both professionals and beginners alike. However, unlike many other types of selections, they won't be found in any menu. Instead, you'll have to create them yourself. Don't worry, it's not as hard as you might think. It's actually quite straightforward and all you need to do is...

Dodging & Burning Through Luminosity Masks

Dodge and Burn Through Luminosity Masks
Dodging & Burning has been around since the beginning of photography and the fact that it’s still being used in the digital darkroom is a testament to its effectiveness and a great reason why you could implement this editing style into your post-processing workflow. Emphasizing the main subject leading the viewer’s eyes to it is a common use of Dodge...

3 Effective Methods to Select and Apply Luminosity Masks

How to apply Luminosity Masks
Luminosity Masks are considered an advanced technique but with a little bit of basic Photoshop knowledge, you'll be surprised to see just how easy they are to create and apply to your images. There are a few different ways to apply Luminosity Masks and while they are pretty straightforward, it’s important to learn which method to use in various situations. #1...

The Orton Effect Explained

orton effect
There are countless techniques and tools to make your image stand out but few have become as popular as the Orton Effect. The Orton Effect is both loved and hated but still applied to some degree by most landscape photographers. It's not hard to understand why it's become a popular technique when you see just how big of an impact it...

5 Tips to Make Your Images Pop the Right Way

5 Tips to Make Your Images Pop
It's very easy to rush your post processing and crank those sliders too much and too early. You are better off starting slowly and build your processing step by step. This way you have more control and can fine-tune the extra pop at the end of your editing. Be sure to consider your composition and make it stronger with selective...

5 Tips on How to Process Light in Landscape Photography

How to Work Light in Your Landscape Editing
You are into photography. This means you are a light chaser by definition. Because we all know: light makes or breaks a photograph. So how about working light purposely in post-production to create mood and interest in your images? Portrait photographers have an advantage over us landscapers because they set up their artificial light sources inside the studio to have...

Video: Essential Luminosity Mask Tutorial For Beginners

Post-processing is in many ways an important part of photography but it can be quite difficult to know where to begin and how to improve. In fact, it can be quite overwhelming as you start realizing just how much you're able to do in certain photo editors. Luminosity Masks is not a technique for complete beginners but once you've gained some basic...

How to Handle HUGE Image Files and View them in Lightroom

"Could not save because this document exceeded the 4GB limit for TIFF files" is an error you might have encountered if you work on large panoramas or use multiple layers when developing images in Photoshop. TIFF and PSD are the most common file types for photographers to save their developed files in but unfortunately they've got some restrictions: TIFF files...

Essential Raya Pro Workflows for Landscape Photographers

Raya Pro Workflow
It’s no secret that Photoshop can be quite overwhelming and time-consuming. Post-processing is a big part of landscape photography (regardless of the degree of adjustments you make) but not all of us have the time, or interest, to spend hours upon hours in Photoshop. Raya Pro, a third-party plug-in, addresses that: it not only saves you time and improves the...

Photoshop Made Easy with Raya Pro

Raya Pro Workflow
Are you feeling overwhelmed with Photoshop? Do you have a hard time remembering how to create and apply certain techniques? Post-processing and Photoshop are becoming an important part of a photographer’s workflow but it involves spending a lot of time repeating the same adjustments over and over. Perhaps you apply the Orton Effect, use Luminosity Masks, or maybe you create...

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