Dodge and Burn with Luminosity Mask Selections

Dodge and Burn With Luminosity Mask Selections

One of the greatest ways that we can impact the way someone views our images is to lead the viewers eye directly to what we want them to look at.  

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This tutorial focuses on dodging and burning using selections made with Luminosity Masks. I talk about the vision for the finished image then show several techniques for making accurate selections with Luminosity Masks so that we can use them with the dodging and burning tools built into ADPpanel+Pro to have accurate control over light and how our viewers see our images. 

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this video or future videos you may be interested in seeing, please leave a comment below. 

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  1. Jonathan Marshall June 4, 2017 at 8:56 am #

    Really enjoying the tutorials and the ADP Plus panel. I am getting better each time and this tutorial shows how accurate selections can be. Just a point to make; if you hold down Alt or Option and click on and off the background layer you can see the before and after without switching off all the layers or creating merged copy. Thanks again -jonathan

  2. Alex Ham June 6, 2017 at 4:56 am #

    Very nice as usual Aaron. I like how every time I watch one of your videos there are several techniques and uses provided. I just wish I could remember them all, but at least I can re watch the video, so thanks very much for putting these together.

    • Aaron Dowling Photography June 6, 2017 at 9:17 pm #

      Thanks Alex, it’s the biggest compliment to know that I’m able to pass on knowledge. It’s funny, I don’t think I necessarily remember everything, instead when faced with an issue I know which tools to use to help me, instead of trying to remember everything.

      • Alex Ham June 7, 2017 at 4:09 am #

        Yes, I’m tying to get to that stage, and sometimes I stumble my way to the result I want via one of the many alternative paths. Other times I get properly lost and need to re look at one of the examples to refresh a couple of stages. Regardless of technique used, your compositional tips and examples are excellent too.

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