Luminosity Masking in Photoshop®


Luminosity Masking in Photoshop®


Class Description

Luminosity Masking has been the talk of the town for a while in the photo industry—and for good reason. It’s one of the easiest, most effective ways to create striking images that cover a wide range of levels of light. The idea is to separate the luminance data from your image, make a mask and edit the data independently. Blake Rudis will begin by walking you through the basics of Luminosity Masking, and then will address some of the more advanced uses. Once you master this awesome tool, you won’t know how you ever got by without it.


Doug Stringer

Wow, Best class to start off Photoshop Week! Blake made me see the light (luminosity) and how easy it is to make selections with this tool and also be selective in the masks. Can't wait for the landscaping class.

a Creativelive Student

Somewhat difficult for me. Watched the class twice to grab the steps/flow of making luminosity masks and modifying the results. With practice, the ability to make specific adjustments based on tone and color will result in much more realistic smooth images versus adjustments made solely on navigational borders i.e. quick selection tools, etc.. For anyone that wants to up the quality and control of their editing i recommend this class.


This class blew my mind! I do a TON of masking in my workflow, and Blake Rudis just shaved hours off of my post-processing! Luminosity masking is so incredible, and Blake walks you through it every step of the way. I will be re-watching this class over and over as I edit. It is a fantastic investment for pennies on the dollar, with zero regrets! Thank you Blake for taking an intimidating concept and making it easy to understand and apply!