Selecting by luminosity


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Selecting by luminosity

When optimizing a photographic image, you'll often find that you want to apply an adjustment to the dark shadow or bright highlight areas of an image. In many cases, a selection that identifies the brightest or darkest areas of an image can prove quite useful. In this lesson, we'll take a look at how you can create a selection, based on luminosity values within an image. Now this technique is certainly destructive to pixels, so the first thing we need to do, is to create a copy of our background image layer. To do so we can simply click on the thumbnail for our background layer, and drag it to the create new layer button, the blank sheet of paper icon at the bottom of the Layers panel. This will create a background copy layer that we can work with, without being concerned about any harm being done to the original background image. Because of what we're going to do to this layer, I want to reduce the opacity. You'll see why that's important in just a mom...

Selecting by luminosity
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Selecting by luminosity provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Photoshop Selections Workshop

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