How to Perfect a Luminosity Mask (with the DODGE & BURN tools)

In this video I’m showing you a quick photoshop technique to help you refine and hone in on the perfect luminosity mask, using the dodge and burn tools.

The amount of isolation a luminosity mask provides depends on the amount of contrast within it. So when you preview your luminosity mask, the more greys in the preview, the less isolation and the more blended the two layers will be. The more black and white in the preview, the more isolation there’ll be between those objects.

Once you’ve created a luminosity mask, there’ll be times where you want to fine tune its contrast manually in certain areas. And that’s where the dodge and burn tools come in.

If you’re not already familiar with luminosity masking then I’ll recommend checking out some of the links to my other youtube videos here:

How To Blend Exposures in Photoshop (Luminosity Masking):

Layer Masking in Photoshop: 3 Advanced Tips:

Master Layers & Masks (Playlist):

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