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A Photographer’s Guide to Luminosity Masks

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$ 19.90

A Photographer’s Guide to Luminosity Masks is your go-to eBook for an in-depth introduction to basic and advanced masks in Photoshop. Whether you’re just getting started with Photoshop or have used it for years, this eBook is a natural place to begin expanding your knowledge. The information shared throughout A Photographer’s Guide to Luminosity Masks will teach you everything you need to know in order to take advantage of layers and masks in Photoshop.


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

Chapter 2: What are Luminosity Masks?

Chapter 3: Creating your Luminosity Mask Workspace

Chapter 4: Understanding & Working With Channels

Chapter 5: Creating Your First Luminosity Mask

Chapter 6: Applying Masks & Making the First Adjustments

Chapter 7: Luminosity Mask Workflows

Chapter 8: Summary & Final Thoughts

7 reviews for A Photographer’s Guide to Luminosity Masks

  1. Keara

    This is a great book that explains what Luminosity masks are. How to create them with easy to follow step by step instructions and how luminosity masks will change your photoshop editing work flow forever! I’d recommend this for any landscape photographer wanting to take their photo editing to the next level.

  2. Michael Ryno (verified owner)

    This ebook is a great resource for understanding how luminosity masks are created and how to effectively use them as part of the post processing workflow. I had previously used luminosity masks occassionally, but was unsure of when and how they could benefit an image. This book provides great explanations as well as exsmples that demonstrate the benefits.

  3. Tomas (verified owner)

    Excellent, comprehensive resource for those looking to better understand AND learn how to apply luminosity masks. Definitely worth investing the time (and money) if you are serious about improving your photography processing.

  4. Robert Weltman (verified owner)

    The writing is lucid and readily understood. The instructions are linear and easy to follow. I am learning exactly what I wanted to know. The luminosity learning curve is unavoidably steep, but this book is helping me reach the top. Highest recommendation.

  5. Robert Weltman (verified owner)

    Comprehensive and written in a lucid style. Will educate the reader quickly and in an easy-to-follow progression.

  6. John Taylor (verified owner)

    Excellent publication.
    It really completed my understanding and use of masking in Photoshop.

  7. Michael Kietz (verified owner)

    Had some initial hick-ups as I was a novice to luminosity masks. But the excellently and clearly written instructions helped me and I am using (and still learning about it) luminosity masks in my photo editing work flow and am absolutely enthusiastic about the results. Strongly recommended for any serious photographer.

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