Luminosity maskingTake full control over editing and blending the tone and color in your photos.
Matt – I have just completed watching your Luminosity Course, and my initial reaction is WOW! I have used other “Luminosity plugins” but never felt like I understood how and why they worked. Your course has answered many of my questions. Thanks for the incredible amount of time you must have spent to create this course. Your teaching style coincides perfectly with how I learn.Frank
Take Control Over Your Photo Editing
Why luminosity Masks?
Here’s my quick reasons and thoughts why I think Luminosity Masking is an important tool to add to your photo editing.
ACTIONS TO THE RESCUE!
Much of the work we do with Luminosity Masks can be repetitive. The included actions will help save a lot time.
GETTING BETTER CONTROL OVER COLOR
While Luminosity Masking is primarily about the “luminance” in the photo, it always ties in with adjusting the color as well.
What About Workflow and Lightroom?
The workflow if you’re a Lightroom user stays exactly the same. You start in Lightroom and jump to Photoshop for your Luminosity Masking and back to Lightroom
What is a luminosity mask?
A luminosity mask, at it’s core, is simple. It’s just another way of creating a layer mask (which most of you have probably done before). That’s it! The advantage of using them to edit your photos is that they do produce a highly targeted, and very adjustable way to selection with almost seamless feathering of the selection. This all leads to more blended adjustments with less fringing, halos, artifacts, and harsh transitions that usually are the (bad) signs of photo editing.
Unfortunately, Luminosity Masking is one of those terms that gets thrown around the editing community quite a bit. You’ll sometimes hear it in almost an “elitist” way. Kind of like… “Well… I have a complicated luminosity masking technique I use for MY photos which is superior to all others” 🙂 (said in a very snooty way!)
My goal with this course is to take the snobbiness away, take the “techie”-ness away (well, as much as I can since it’s a techie topic), and really show you just how easy these can be to use in your photos and incorporate in your bag of editing tricks.
Here’s what you’ll learn
Lesson 1: What is a Luminosity Mask? Why and When To Use Them (11 minutes)
Lesson 2: Creating a Basic Luminosity Mask (11 minutes)
Lesson 3: Extending and Refining the Basic Luminosity Mask (13 minutes)
Lesson 4: Warning! What Does it Mean When Photoshop Says "No Pixels Were Selected" (4 min)
Lesson 5: Luminosity Masks vs. HDR and Which One to Use? (10 minutes)
Lesson 6: Using Just 1 Exposure or Blending Multiple Photos Together (8 minutes)
Lesson 7: Creating Midtone Masks (9 minutes)
Lesson 8: Exposure Blending with Luminosity Masks Part 1 - The Setup (5 minutes)
Lesson 9: Exposure Blending with Luminosity Masks Part 2 - The Blend (15 minutes)
Lesson 10: Refining a Luminosity Mask Even Further (15 minutes)
Lesson 11: Luminosity Masks and Blend Modes (4 minutes)
Lesson 12: Working with Color and Luminosity Masks (14 minutes)
Lesson 13: Finishing Touches and Cleaning Up (6 minutes)
Lesson 14: Luminosity Masks with Select > Color Range (13 minutes)
Lesson 15: Luminosity Masking in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw (7 minutes)
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
ABOUT THE COURSE…
Hi Matt, just wanted to say that i have just done day 2 of the course and really praise your teaching method…. this is the first time, after many attempts, that i am actually making sense of the masking technique and have practiced on a couple of my pictures and can really see the difference…… Thank you for doing the course!Carol
I’m loving the new Luminosity Mask course Matt. This might be your best yet!Steve
I’ve been through the Luminosity Masking course twice and find the way you teach very helpful. I had purchased other training but it never left me with a good grasp of the subject. Matt, your teaching style is slower, with frequent repetition of important concepts, so that I now have a much better idea of what luminosity masking is all about. Thank you, I’m glad I bought it.Janice
I am an amateur, and take a lot of photos of our large extended family. I love your course, and especially that you have short segments in each chapter, and each is well labeled as to content, so I can easily come back for a refresher when I need a particular tool or skill.Pam
Simply the very best explanation of Luminosity Masking that I’ve ever heard. Great job Matt on a well thought out, and executed course.Scott
The Inner Workings of an Exposure Blend with Luminosity Masking
Watch a 2 Minute sample
FULL Start to finish Walkthroughs (over 60 additional minutes)
Lake with Sky Replacement
And it was amazing to see how a few masks perfectly selected the areas I needed to make this one blend together seamlessly.
Contouring and Sculpting with Luminosity Masks
What about Luminosity Masking Panels?
And does this course contain a panel or Photoshop extension?
Frequently asked questions
IS THIS A SUBSCRIPTION?
WHAT SKILL LEVEL IS THIS COURSE FOR?
WHAT SOFTWARE AND VERSION DO I NEED?
WILL THIS COURSE WORK FOR ON1 - OR - ARE YOU DOING A COURSE LIKE THIS FOR ON1?
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CAN I WATCH THIS ON MY IPAD OR TABLET?
HOW MANY COMPUTERS CAN I WATCH THIS ON?
IS THIS THE SAME COURSE I PURCHASED FROM YOU SOMEWHERE ELSE?
WHAT ARE THE Q&A "EXTRA CREDIT" WEBINAR SESSIONS?
I CAN'T MAKE ONE OF THE WEBINARS. WILL YOU REDO THEM OR CAN I GET A DISCOUNT?
DO I HAVE TO START THIS COURSE ON A CERTAIN DAY OR FOLLOW A SCHEDULE?
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1) 3 Full Start to Finish Walkthrough Videos (over 60 extra minutes)
2) 2 Bonus “Extra Credit” Webinars (Channel and Mask Basics / Extending Luminosity Masks with Actions)
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These bonuses are not available after Tuesday on October 9th and the price WILL go up.
(Webinars WILL BE recorded. Dates and times are October 22nd and November 13th at 12pm Eastern Time)