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Easy Luminosity Masks in Photoshop (In 2 Minutes!)

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! 🙂

The Video

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! 🙂

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I told you it’s easy.

Luminosity Masks in Photoshop are EASY! All You Need to Know in Just 2 Minutes!

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.

Happy Editing!

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