Luminosity masks are a great way to help recover and enhance shadow details, but you’ll need to use SUBTRACTED luminosity masks if you want to get the best results (ie, avoid muddy shadows). Learn how in this tutorial.
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.
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