How to Extract Enhanced Shadow Detail with Subtracted Luminosity Masks

Luminosity masks are a great way to help enhance shadows in your images for more detail. While it would seem intuitive to use a darks mask to target and lighten your shadows, it often isn’t that straight-forward. Using a simple darks mask like D3 can often result in muddy shadows that lack contrast.

 


 

 

Support PhotoCamp Daily by using these links. If you’re interested.

Web Hosting

 

 

HDR Software – Best HDR Photo Editor for Mac & PC | Aurora HDR 2019

The brand new Aurora HDR 2019 is now available for pre-order. Dozens of new tools and features to help you create stunning HDR photos you never thought possible.

 


See larger image

Additional Images:Img - 1980630399

Mastering Photoshop Masks: Professional Strength Image Editing Techniques for Photographers (Paperback)

Revealing the Powerful Photoshop Masking techniques of the professional image editor.

Easy to understand, with step by step instruction and illustration.

In this clearly explained book, Landscape Photographer Robin Whalley reveals a powerful collection of Photoshop techniques. Tools enabling you to create complex and impressive photography in minutes. You don’t need to spend hours in Photoshop once you understand a few simple techniques.

Photoshop masks are one of the most powerful and flexible editing tools you can use. They make possible complex adjustments. Adjustments that can transform a photograph. Take the cover of this book for example. The image was taken in the middle of the day. And yet it’s been transformed into a moody nigh time scene. All of this was achieved using masks and is explained step by step for you to follow.

In this book you’ll learn to:

  • Produce detailed and complex masks in minutes not hours.
  • Create detailed Channel Masks, allowing you to replace a boring sky or change a colour.
  • Quickly generate Luminosity Masks to target adjustments on the highlights, shadows or midtones of an image.
  • Make complex selections using the latest Photoshop CC tools as well as traditional techniques. It doesn’t matter how old your version of Photoshop is, there will be techniques you can use.
  • Quickly clean up masks with a simple brushing technique. This enables you to beautifully blend adjustments, essential in creating realistic photography.

The complex subject of Photoshop masking has been distilled into this easy to use book. Featuring many examples, you can follow along using the actual image files supplied on the author’s website.

Cut through the hype and confusion circulating on the internet and learn Photoshop masking. Even if you have tried to before and struggled, this book can help you.


New From: $34.99 USD In Stock
buy now