Post-Processing has always played an important role in photography but never has it been as advanced and full of opportunities as it is today. With the digital darkroom we’re able to completely alter the look of an image and even “create something from nothing”.
Regardless of how heavily you manipulate your images in post-processing, there are certain techniques and tools that will help you achieve a more professional-looking result and Luminosity Masks is one of them. While the Luminosity Masks isn’t an adjustment in itself, it’s a method of selectively processing an image.
What will you learn?
Throughout this eBook you’ll learn what Luminosity Masks are, how and why to use them and also when to use them. I’ve included several partial workflows as well as a complete start-to-finish workflow in order to better illustrate how they will make a difference for your photography.
By the end of this eBook you’ll have learned how to fully benefit from this powerful tool and apply it either manually or via third-party software. You’ll also learn how to create and apply several effects that can be combined with Luminosity Masks, such as blending multiple images (HDR), adding color and contrast, dodging and burning, and much more.
Luminosity Masks may seem slightly confusing in the beginning and will take some trial and error to master but I guarantee that you’ll have an aha-moment when you realize just how useful they are. I’ve written the eBook in an easy-to-follow layout with the goal that you can implement this technique into your workflow directly after reading the book, and I’ve made sure to include everything you need to know in order to get started.
Here's some of what you'll learn in this 150+ page eBook:
- What Layers and Masks in Photoshop are
- How to apply basic adjustmentes
- What Luminosity Masks are and how to create them
- How to use Color Range selections, Saturation Masks, Vibrance Masks and other advanced techniques
- How to apply various techniques and effects through different types of selections
I’m so certain that my eBook will help improve your photography that I offer a full 30-day money back guarantee. In the unlikely event that you’re not satisfied with the eBook, send me a message within 30 days of your purchase and I’ll refund the entire eBook no questions asked.
What Others Say
"The book is good, Chris. You've certainly given me the desire (and the confidence) to get started in PS as I've read through it."
– Mel Jamey
"Using luminosity masks in your processing is a key skill to improve your editing. This book will answer all your questions regarding the use of luminosity masks. Thats why I think that this book is an important one. It covers the basics as well as great pro tips that really takes full advantage of of this technique. So this book is a must for beginners but also offer in depth techniques that really takes your editing to the next level. I can highly recommend this complete guide in luminosity masking."
– Hans Gunnar Aslaksen
Chapter 1: Understanding Layers and Masks in Photoshop
Layers for Landscape Photography
Using Layer Masks
Chapter 2: What are Luminosity Masks?
Who is Luminosity Masks for?
Layer Masks vs. Luminosity Masks
Chapter 3: Creating your Luminosity Mask Workspace
Step-by-Step to Create a Workspace
Chapter 4: Understanding & Working With Channels
Overview of the Channels Panel
Create and Save Selections from Channels
Chapter 5: Creating Your First Luminosity Mask
How to Make the Brights Luminosity Mask
How to Make the Darks Luminosity Mask
How to Make the Midtones Luminosity Mask
How to Refine Luminosity Masks by Adding and Subtracting
Chapter 6: Applying Masks & Making the First Adjustments
How to Select and Apply Luminosity Masks
Using Luminosity Masks to Blend Multiple Images
Type of Adjustments to Make Through Luminosity Masks
Chapter 7: Luminosity Mask Workflows
Workflow #1: Image Blending with 3 or More Images
Workflow #2: Adding Contrast with a Curves Adjustment Layer
Workflow #3: Complete Start to Finish Processing Workflow
Chapter 8: Summary & Final Thoughts