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The Art of Digital Blending Using Luminosity Masks

  • Photopia Cairo Egypt (map)

This 3-day workshop will be an in-depth of after processing for digital image exposure blending. You will be expected to acquire: · What are Luminosity masks and how to create them? How to blend multiple exposures to create a balanced, sharp image. How to blend more than one exposure. How to create advanced selections using adjustment layers
How to create targeted local contrast
How to add / subtract / intersect channels to make precise luminosity selections? How to use a non-destructive workflow? How to prepare Images in Adobe Camera Raw. How to remove noise non-destructively. Quick and accurate selective adjustment layers. How to accurately target areas for sharpening while avoiding areas prone to noise. How to pull details out of targeted areas. How to make advanced selections based on colours. How to make precise selections for selective saturation adjustments

For this workshop you must have access to a computer with Photoshop inside and outside of the class in order to practice the skills you will learn.

Workshop Outline: 

• Day 1 (4 hours)

o Luminosity Mask Requirements
o Creating A Custom Luminosity Masking Workspace In Photoshop
o Necessary Paired Color Settings
o Understanding Selections
o Understanding Luminosity Selections
o Creating Lights Selections
o Creating Darks Selections
o Creating Midtone Selections
o Using Luminosity Masks Actions and Panel

• Day 2 (4 hours)

o Selecting The Right Mask
o Understanding Contrast
o Tonal Balance Adjustments
o Blending Mode Adjustments
o Localized Adjustments - Introduction
o Localized Adjustments - Painting a Mask
o Localized Adjustments - Masking the Mask
o Localized Adjustments - Luminosity Painting

• Day 3 (4 hours)

o Introduction To Exposure Blending
o HDR vs Exposure Blending
o Digital Blending Workflow
o Basic Exposure Blending
o Exposure Blending With Luminosity Masks
o Blending 2 Exposures Project
o Blending 3 Exposures Project