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My Favorite “Hidden” Features of Lightroom

***IMPORTANT*** This Lightroom series is for email subscribers only. If you did not receive an email about this and you’d like to watch the other two lessons, send me a note to chris@creativeraw.com and I’ll make sure you get them. Download this video lesson (.mp4) Here we are….your third Lightroom video lesson, and this one …

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Enhanced Processing with the Range Mask in Lightroom

***IMPORTANT*** This Lightroom series is for email subscribers only. If you did not get an email about this and would like to watch the other two lessons, send me a note to chris@creativeraw.com and I’ll make sure you get them. Download this video lesson (.mp4) Tutorial: Layer Masks Tutorial: Luminosity Masks Thanks for joining me …

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Exposure Blending in Lightroom

***IMPORTANT*** This Lightroom series is for email subscribers only. If you did not get an email about this and would like to watch lessons two and three, send me a note to chris@creativeraw.com and I’ll make sure you get them. Download this video lesson (.mp4) Download the HDR Field Guide (.pdf) Article: Why you (still) …

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Dodging and burning with luminosity masks in Photoshop.

Dodging and Burning with Luminosity Masks

Dodging and burning in Photoshop is a powerful way to control the light and shadow of your landscape…but it can also present some unique problems, particularly flat tones and muddy detail. Here’s the good news: luminosity masks can instantly enhance the clarity of your dodging and burning by preserving contrast and protecting detail..literally acting as a …

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Using luminosity masks to enhance light and mood of a landscape photograph.

How Luminosity Masks Enhance Light and Atmosphere

Luminosity masks are a powerful Photoshop technique used to make advanced selections based on the tonal value of an image. This makes it the perfect tool for enhancing the light and atmosphere of a landscape photograph…transforming a lackluster image into an extraordinary work of art that explodes with color, depth, and detail. In this comprehensive …

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Luminosity Masks for Landscape Photography - The Ultimate Guide

Luminosity Masks for Landscape Photography: The Ultimate Guide

Luminosity masks are undoubtedly one of the most powerful (and popular) processing techniques in Photoshop, especially for landscape photographers. Being able to create completely customized selections based on the tones of your image will revolutionize your workflow. It’s easy to see why many professional landscape photographers use these masks. They can enhance almost every technique in Photoshop: …

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Layers Tutorial - How to use the brush tool in Photoshop

Refining a Layer Mask with the Brush Tool

Using the brush tool with layer masks will create an incredibly versatile environment in Photoshop. It allows you to draw over the exact areas you want to apply an adjustment to…and since this is a non-destructive workflow, you can always alter your adjustment at any time by simply applying new brushwork to the mask. For …

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How Layer Masks Work in Photoshop

Layers are your control station for image processing in Photoshop. However, in order to unlock the full power of layers and reap the ultimate rewards…you need to also use layer masks so you can tailor adjustments to the content of your image. In this comprehensive tutorial, I’ll explain layer masks in very simple terms so …

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Layers in Photoshop

Working with Layers in Photoshop: A Beginner’s Guide

Layers are a powerhouse tool in Photoshop, and one of the core strengths that this program has over Lightroom. However, the concept of layers can be difficult to grasp…so I’ve put together this extensive (yet easy-to-follow) guide that explains what layers are and how they work to enhance your photographs. For landscape photography, there are …

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Editing vs. processing in Lightroom and Photoshop

The Difference Between “Editing” and “Processing” in Photoshop

When I first began exploring the wondrous world of Photoshop, my “workflow” was a convoluted mess. Although I was learning different tools and techniques, steadily expanding my creative processing tool belt through my own trial and errors…each processing session became longer and more frustrating. Here’s a typical scenario during my early days in Photoshop that …

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