Parametric luminance masking


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Parametric luminance masking

All right kids, in this exercise we're going to use those Luminance-exclusion slider bars in order to create a special effect. Basically we're going to make this lightning ball right here appear to burst out of the center of the moon. We're going to do so without much in the way of masking, just little tiny masks here and there, but mostly it's going to be blending tricks as you'll see. So I've gone ahead and restored the saved version of Lunar madness.psd. I'm going to turn on the lightning ball layer right there, and I'm going to click on it.

Now, I want to keep the light stuff and I want the dark stuff to drop away. So the most logical blend mode to use is going to be Screen because it's your when in doubt lightening mode. So I'll go ahead and choose it and we get this effect here. So already looking pretty darn good; now, I want to be able to identify those tendrils of lightning there a little more accurately. So I want to drop out the darks where...

Parametric luminance masking
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Parametric luminance masking provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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