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Creating Advanced Masks

with Chris Knight

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About The Class

Make Better Masks in Photoshop®

Expert masking isn’t about working hard; it’s about working smart. Let Adobe® Photoshop® work for you when it comes to creating advanced masks. Chris Knight shows you channel masks, luminance masks, and ‘Blend If’ as a faster way to make your adjustments better. Learn how to utilize these techniques to apply to your own work in a variety of ways including toning and color grading. 

Find Chris's custom actions for this class at the following link: http://blog.chrisknightphoto.com/action/



Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Topics Covered


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    03:54
  2. 02

    Use Channel Masks to Create a Black & White Image

    09:35
  3. 03

    Use Channel Masks to Clean Up Backgrounds

    10:27
  4. 04

    Use Channel Masks to Highlight Skin Tones

    04:54
  5. 05

    Use Luminance Masks to Alter Shadows & Highlights

    13:25
  6. 06

    Use Luminance Masks to Color Grade

    08:39
  7. 07

    Target Tonal Ranges with Blend If

    13:25

Meet Your Expert

Chris Knight

Chris Knight was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and grew up in Florida. He combines his unconditional love of art history with his love of technology, topping it off with a flare for the cinematic and an uncompromising eye for light and detail ... read more

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83% of students recommend this class.
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  • Joseph Parry

    Joseph Parry

    May 2017

    Chris is a superbly accomplished photographer. If you're not familiar with masking, this is a great class to add some excellent options to your toolkit for everything from grading to cleaning. For $19, a total gem.

  • Creativelive Student

    Creativelive Student

    July 2017

    This is an amazing course. lodes of useful information presented in an easy to understand way. Really like the tutors style and enthusiasm. Thank You Chris Knight.

  • Mike Hardie

    Mike Hardie

    November 2018

    Covers all the important areas with enough detail for you to figure out how to apply the techniques to your own work. Some useful tips thrown in for good measure. Decent class. Worth the price.

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