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Luminosity Masking in Photoshop

with Blake Rudis

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  •   01 Class Introduction

  •   03 Luminosity Masks & Landscapes


Class duration: 1h 22m

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About The Class

Create Impactful Images

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.

Adobe Photoshop CC 2018

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Making Luminosity Masks

  3. 03

    Luminosity Masks & Landscapes

  4. 04

    Selective Color Adjustment

  5. 05

    Quick Selection & Curves Adjustment Layer

  6. 06

    Luminosity Masks & Portraits

  7. 07

    Gradient Map

  8. 08

    Replacing Skies Using Color Range

  9. 09

    Luminosity Masks in Adobe Camera Raw


Meet Your Expert

Blake Rudis

Blake Rudis is a classically trained artist who started as a painter, transitioned into printmaking and sculpture, and finally decided to double down on his love for photography. ... read more

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87% of students recommend this class.
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  • LeCompte


    February 2019

    Great great great. What? You can do that? And easy Wow. Wait, you can do that too and so easy too? Wow! (ratta tat tat useful stuff)

  • user e5ab02

    July 2019

    I've been using PS for quite some time and have avoided this technique BECAUSE it's a bit tedious getting to the meat of what this tool can do. It is however well worth it. Blake has done a great job in presenting this and showing how it can best be used. He DOES NOT in ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM seem overbearing or egotistical. On the contrary, he seems very approachable and is well aware that what he's teaching is a very dry subject and is trying to make it fun and graspable. Do NOT pay any attention to the reviewer above who says he is...that says so much about the reviewer's insecurities.

  • Jennifer


    January 2019

    I enjoy Blake's teaching style and found this course very helpful. I'm trying to expand my knowledge of photoshop and I feel like this course (and Blake's other course on Blend-If both hit the mark. I highly recommend. I've had to watch this a few times to help me retain the info, since I don't use this often.

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