Easy Luminosity Masks in Photoshop (In 2 Minutes!)

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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 much 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 are 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!

In the rest of the video, I then go on with editing a photo 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 out photographing Comet Neowise. You might remember it from this post ;)
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 this good! :)

The Video

Here it is, in all its colours :D

There are often tutorials pretending to be this fast and then digressing. Here, my Luminosity Masks lesson is exactly 2 minutes. The on-screen clock can’t lie! :)

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:

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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