I wrote about Luminosity Masks in Photoshop already on this blog. It’s a very powerful technique I use in my landscape and cityscape photography. I find it a lot more efficacious than letting my camera or software randomly decide what a good HDR photo is. Yes, it may take a bit longer. But the results a far more satisfactory.
When I first heard about Luminosity Masks, it seemed quite a complex concept to me. Daunting even.
But in reality, it’s pretty 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, I find it so simple now, 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 precisely 2 minutes long! And doesn’t require any plugins!
The photo I used is a fantastic sunrise I witnessed after a night spent out photographing Comet Neowise. You might remember that 😉
I witnessed the comet, a nice moonrise and an exceptional sunrise all in one night. And all in great company.
I wish all nights out were so good! 🙂
Here it is, in all its colours 😀
There are often tutorials pretending to be this fast and then digressing. Here, my luminosity masks lesson is exactly 2 minutes. I set the alarm! 🙂
I told you it’s easy.
And here is the direct link, in case the embed doesn’t work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ugcujn59Iw
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.