Having control over individual colors is something a lot of people don’t associate with Lightroom. However, with some creative use of Color Range Masking, we can not only create selections of colors but do just about anything we’d like with them.
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Thank you once again, Matt. Your explanation of the various ways to skin the masking cat is very understandable and quite helpful!
Lightroom is getting so powerful – I still struggle to place the overlap with Photoshop. But I am really looking forward to Curves in Lr masks, which Adobe have implemented in ACR. Any word on the street if and when this will happen?
Hi Bert. I would let the photo let you know when it’s time to move to PS. If you have distractions to remove or layers to add or maybe a mask isn’t as accurate then it’s time. Otherwise just enjoy the ease of LR. As for Curves in masks I don’t know. I’m curious what it would give you? Adjusting color with curves is fairly archaic, and you already have white blacks, contract, etc… All things that curves have are already there and better in my opinion. Just curious what you need that you feel curves will give you? Thanks
Honestly, Matt, sometimes I find technology so baffling and frustrating, I want to scream. However, your tutorials and classes break it all down in such understandable components, I have great “ohhhhh”, “ahhhh” moments. This latest tutorial nearly made me weep tears of joy! Thank you!
Thank you so much for these free tutorials. They are most helpful in showing us the tools and options in lightroom.
I have just finished your landscape course, and I kept asking myself, “where did he place the focus point to get the front-to-back pin sharp”. The sample image of the covered bridge with the tree branch as a frame is a good example . I have photographed that image myself and could not get the bridge and frame sharp in the same image.
Could this be a topic for one of your short tutorials?
Hi Michael – To be honest I don’t even look at the focus point. As long as it’s not a couple feet in front of me, it’s just not even something I look at or pay attention to. I just point and shoot at typically something like f/16 and everything is sharp enough. Hard to do a tutorial on it because it’s not something I think about while shooting.
I’ll keep practicing
Thank you Matt. Another informative video
THANKS! You explain things so clearly and with great examples.
Did they add the ability to click select additional colors/ranges and also select? I thought I had tried that previously and it only changed color and didn’t add to what I already had selected.
Very exciting to add a new tool to my repertoire. I always meant to find out how to use that eyedropper, too, so that’s a bonus for me. Thanks!
This is excellent, thanks for these short tips. Just the right amount of instruction to add to my workflow.
Thanks for the tips Matt, always appreciated.
Thanks for the help! Always useful information!
Thank you. I always learn something from these short videos.
more new information
can think of a picture I recently took to experiment with.
Mark as always I get so much from your videos. Thanks for all your Help!!
Mark thanks you! 😉
on the bright side, Matt has created a nice-lease to meet up and chat.
How is everyone. Got any photo shoots planned?
Anyone live near Dana Point, CA?
hi guys, the link to the video on youtube is just below the “luminosity mask” and this is it https://youtu.be/E8KWPNW4Zq8
Glad I am not the only one having an issue. Hopefully it will be fixed. Everyone have a stellar day!
Sadly no link.
It seems that the link in today’s email is broken.
Yes, there is a broken link–no video available today 3/17/23