Updated for June 2022 (See FAQ Below)

Lightroom Brush and Masking

Deep Dive

Be the first to master Lightroom’s biggest new feature in 15 years!



Over 2 Hours of Masking and Brush Tutorials + Ideas

Get a huge head start on one of Lightroom’s biggest changes in 15 years. 


Video Outline 

  1. How to use the new tools like you always have
  2. Masking Basics – Creating a New Mask
  3. Masks Panel Deep Dive
  4. Using the Brush Tool
  5. Using the Linear Gradient
  6. Using the Radial Gradient
  7. Add and Subtract From Masks
  8. How to Use The Intersect Feature
  9. Select Subject
  10. Select Sky
  11. Luminance Range Masking Explained
  12. Color Range Masking Explained
  13. How to change the color of something
  14. Multiple Ways to do the Same Thing (Eagle)
  15. Working with Opposites
  16. Flipping the Scene
  17. Subtracting the Sky
  18. How to use in Camera Raw
  19. Invert – The June 2022 Update

+ 40 Brush and Gradient Mask Presets (normally $29)

What Are They?

See The Presets In Action

Watch below to see the brushes and gradients in action. 

★★★★ “I highly recommend Matt’s Presets. I purchased them and they’re easy to use and very helpful (and so is the customer service).” – Charlie

In Depth Tutorials and Presets

What You Get?

Masking and Brush Deep Dive Course

Over 2 hours of new tutorials that dive deep in to the new masking and brush enhancements to Lightroom Classic.

Brush / Gradient Presets

Over 40 of My Favorite Brush/Gradient Presets.

★★★★ “There are a lot of great photographers and presets out there… but NOBODY teaches as good as Matt does.” – Ann Marie

Training and Presets

The Brush and Gradient Preset System Normally costs $29 but is included with this Lightroom Masking Deep Dive course.




Updated for June 2022


Video Tutorials on Mastering Masking in Lightroom (18 Videos Over 2 Hours)


Includes 40 Brush and Gradient Presets (Regular Price $29.99 Value)


Install guide for Lightroom Classic and Photoshop Camera Raw (latest versions required)

★★★★ “Thank you for brining photo editing to life and adding to my increasing enjoyment of photography” – Colin Hegan

Preset Before/After Preview

The Collection

Below is a sample preset from each preset package. You can also click here to see a quick video that shows you more of the presets and their effects in a video format. 

Landscape “Darken Sky” Brush

Works great for overcast and dramatic skies to really pull out the details and clouds. 

Dodge Burn “Lights On” Preset

Includes presets to help brighten or turn the lights on to complete your vision for a dark photo.

Landscape “Tack Sharp”  and “Sunshine” Brush

The sunshine brush was used to add light in the center and the “tack sharp” brush was used to add detail.

Landscape “Haze Reducer” Brush

The “haze reducer” brush was used to bring back contrast and detail to the mountains. 

Portrait “Skin Soften” and “Sharp Eyes” Brushes

The skin soften and sharp eyes presets were used to remove texture and add some life to the eyes. 

Photoshop / Adobe Camera Raw

Presets for Photoshop Too!


Adobe Camera Raw Compatible

These presets also work in Adobe Camera Raw with Photoshop. (subscription version required)

Apply them as a Filter

Using the Camera Raw filter you can apply presets as a filter to any image opened in Photoshop.

Brushes, Gradients and Layers

You can apply a brush/gradient to a layer using the Camera Raw Filter and have full control over opacity and blending.
Frequently Asked Questions

Has This Been Updated?

Yes. In June 2022, Adobe changed the “Invert” option to work better. There are no new features and “Invert” is not new. It doesn’t change anything about masking, except now, it’s a little easier to Invert a mask. I have added a video to the course that coveres this change. The video is already in the online version, and you can log in to your account and re-download the course if you’d like the latest update. No need to send Customer Support an email, the online version and download are already updated. 

What Software / Versions will I need?

The course is done in Lightroom Classic. However the tools are exactly the same in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop and there is a video showing how to use them included. You will need the following versions.

Lightroom Classic – You will need the subscription version of Lightroom Classic version 11 (October 2021 Update or later).

Photoshop – You will need Photoshop 2022 /Camera Raw 14 (October 2021 Update).

Lightroom “Cloud” – You will need Lightroom “cloud” version 5 – however the presets WILL NOT work in this version.

Is this Part of Your Lightroom System Course?

No. Think of the Lightroom System course as your encylopedia to Lightroom. It “widely” covers everything in Lightroom, but doesn’t go in “deep” in to anything.

So… while the Lightroom System will be updated with a new video on the basics of using the Brush and Masking tools, it will not dive deep in to any one part. For example, Brushes and masking will occupy about 15 minutes of training in the Lightroom system on how to use them. This mini course is over 2 hours of video that dives much deeper with many more examples.

Will My Old Brush Presets Still Work?

Yep. When you upgrade Lightroom everything will work just fine. 

Is This An Update To Your Brush/Gradient System?

No, this is a brand new product. The Brush and Gradient System was created in 2018 and based on the old Brush settings and local adjustment settings. While the Brushes still work, the videos included in that system are now outdated and things have changed significantly. 

This course is a Deep Dive course in to the new masking adjustments in Lightroom. And… (as a bonus) it also includes updated versions of my Brush/Gradient presets too.

If I purchased the old Brush/Gradients do I get this for free?

No. This is a new product with 2 hours of brand new videos not available anywhere else.

Let me make this simple… Think of it this way… for $29 I guarantee you that I have put enough value in to the training to make it worth something twice the price. And for $29 I promise the presets are above and beyond. So either way, it’s well worth $29 – even if you don’t want one part or the other. 

Is there a discount if I already purchased the old Brushes?

No. The old brushes were released nearly 3 years ago and still work today. You can still use them.

But I have put enough time and energy into creating this Deep Dive course, as well as updating the presets for the latest version, that it is a new product and not an update to the old Brush/Gradient system. In other words, even if you did purchase the old Brush/Gradient System, the new training and presets in this product are worth the upgrade. 

Will these work on Mac and PC?

Yes, these presets work the same on Mac and PC. You do not need a seperate version for each. 

How many computers can I install these on?

You can install these presets on up to 5 computers in your household. 

How do I install the presets?

After you purchase, you will receive a download link with all of the presets and install videos (for Lightroom Classic and Photoshop) as well as the educational material mentioned on this page.

Why won't these work on older Perpetual versions of LR (Version 6, etc...)?

Nothing covered in this deep dive works in older versions including the presets. These legacy versions do not have the new features covered here. 

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★★★★ “I purchased this morning and am already half way through. You weren’t kidding. Easy to watch. Easy to follow. And I’m seeing results in my own photos immediately. Thanks!” – Frank Palazzi

Your Instructor… Matt Kloskowski


“Good editing is where taste and skill meet”

Who Is Matt?

If I could sum myself up in to one sentence I’d say that I’m a guy who really loves to teach. When I think about what I enjoy most in this industry, it’s helping people learn about photography and photo editing.

I believe that successful photography (both in camera and after) is where taste and skill meet. 

A lot of people don’t know this, but I don’t shoot professionally anymore. At all! I have ZERO ego attached to my photography which means I don’t have any trade secrets, and I hold ABSOLUTELY NOTHING back (because my job is to teach, not shoot).

Do I love the occasional compliment on my photography? Sure… who doesn’t? But what really keeps me going is when I hear success stories from people who have taken my courses. So hop on board, and I hope to hear from you soon!



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