The amazing luminance mask


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The amazing luminance mask

In this exercise, we are going to explore the power of Luminance masks. And all luminance masks are is found Luminance information inside the image. At their most basic you are just taking one of the color channels, either red, green or blue and re-purposing it as a mask, that's it. And yet even though Luminance masks are insanely easy to create, they can be very, very powerful. I am looking at an image from photographer Sharon Dominick of istockphoto.com. The name of the image is Close-up.jpg and it's find inside the 12 Specialty folder. I just love this image because the model has a straight on look, the lighting is great. The only tiny issue that I have, is we have got a little color modeling going on inside of the skin, a little surface action and let's say that we wanted to smooth that away using a layer of digital make up essentially.

That we are going to apply using the Gaussian Blur filter set to the Overlay mode. Pretty common technique inside of Photoshop, not on...

The amazing luminance mask
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The amazing luminance mask provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS3 Channels & Masks: Advanced Techniques

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Design Photography
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