In this tutorial I go in depth into Tonal Area (Zone) Luminosity Masks to better understand what they are and how they can be used.
Tonal Area or Zone Luminosity Masks are a powerful tool in our arsenal for creating contrast within specific tonal ranges in our images. These masks allow us to restrict our adjustments to a small tonal range minimising or eliminating the impact our adjustment has on other areas in our images. Unlike Lights or Darks Luminosity Masks, these masks used subtractions, meaning that we are only working on specific tonal ranges rather then all of the highlights or shadows.
This tutorial runs through in depth how the selections work with Tonal Area Luminosity Masks and then goes into 4 real world examples of how they can be used in your workflow to get the most out of your editing, by creating pop and contrast in localised areas.
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