Here’s a Simple Way to Use Photoshop’s Luminosity Masks & Bring out the Best in Your Photos (VIDEO)

Most Photoshop users have heard about the power of Luminosity Masks for bringing out the best in a photograph, yet some are afraid to try the technique because they fear it’s too complicated. As you’ll see below, the difficulty of employing this tool is vastly overstated, if you follow the simple and effective method described in this tutorial.

For those of you wondering what Luminosity Masks are all about, take a deep breath, sit back, and watch this 30-minute video. Image-editing expert Unmesh Dinda explains the concept behind this tool, and how it can reveal the hidden beauty of your images. Then he demonstrates a simple and effective method for getting the job done.

What’s great about Dinda’s approach is that it avoids worrying about selections, channels, and other heavy lifting in Photoshop. Instead, you’ll learn how to create Luminosity masks using the Color Range feature that’s lurking within Photoshop’s Select menu.

Don’t be put off by the length of this tutorial. Dinda takes his time to describe this method in simple terms, so you’ll have enough confidence to put the technique to use immediately.

You can find more helpful tips on Dinda’s YouTube channel, and be sure to watch his video we posted a couple days ago, explaining how to correct shiny skin in Photoshop for more pleasing portraits.