Luminosity masks

How To Apply Color Adjustments With Luminosity Masks

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One of the two commonest adjustments one can apply in an image is color adjustment. This is typically done by increasing the Saturation or Vibrance in any image editing software. Most photographers do so unselectively. This means applying a global color adjustment that affects the whole image, in regardless of whether parts of the image …

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How To Apply Tonal Adjustments With Luminosity Masks

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Continuing my quest to convince you on targeted local adjustment from this article, let’s move on to tonal adjustments! Similar to color, tonal adjustment is one of the commonest adjustments one apply to an image. But do you actually know what tone means? We often use tone and contrast interchangeably. When someone says tonal adjustment, …

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How To Customize Luminosity Masks In 5 Simple Ways

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Luminosity masks are layer mask. Apart from being a luminance based mask, it shares all other characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of a layer mask. Even though luminosity masks are highly selective and targeted, sometimes the selection itself may not be sufficiently opaqued for adjustments to show through. Let me explain. Going back to the basics of layer …

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