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Easy Luminosity Masks in Photoshop (In 2 Minutes!)

Luminosity Masks in Photoshop

I wrote about Luminosity Masks in Photoshop already on this blog. It’s a very powerful technique that I use a lot in my landscape and cityscape photography. I find it a lot more efficacious than letting my camera or a software decide what a good HDR photo is automatically. Yes, it may take a bit longer. But the results a far more satisfactory.

When I first heard about Luminosity Masks it seemed quite the complex concept to me. Daunting even. But in reality it’s quite simple to grasp. And it’s only a matter of memorising the steps to take it further, if you want anything more advanced.

In fact, it’s now so simple to me that I managed to explain all there is to know, in just 2 minutes in my latest YouTube video! I then go on with editing a photo, just to show how Luminosity Masks in Photoshop are applied. But the tutorial is exactly 2 minutes long! And doesn’t need any plugin!

The photo I used is a fantastic sunrise I witnessed after a night spent out photographing Comet Neowise. You might remember that πŸ˜‰ In one night I saw the comet, a nice moonrise and an exceptional sunrise. I wish all nights out were be so good! πŸ™‚

The Video

Here it is, in all its colours πŸ˜€

Watch this video on YouTube.

And here is the direct link, in case the embed doesn’t work:

I hope this clarifies luminosity masks in Photoshop for you. But then of course you can always reach out to me if you have further questions.

Happy Editing!

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