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Creating Advanced Masks

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Expert masking isn’t about working hard; it’s about working smart. Let Adobe® Photoshop® work for you when it comes to creating advanced masks. Chris Knight shows you channel masks, luminance masks, and ‘Blend If’ as a faster way to make your adjustments better. Learn how to utilize these techniques to apply to your own work in a variety of ways including toning and color grading. 

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Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017


  • Class Introduction
  • Use Channel Masks to Create a Black & White Image
  • Use Channel Masks to Clean Up Backgrounds
  • Use Channel Masks to Highlight Skin Tones
  • Use Luminance Masks to Alter Shadows & Highlights
  • Use Luminance Masks to Color Grade
  • Target Tonal Ranges with Blend If

Taught by

Chris Knight

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