How to Use Luminosity Masking in Photoshop

Learn how to use luminosity masking in Photoshop. Luminosity masking lets you make a layer visible according to the brightness value of your photo. For example, you can brighten your photo and then apply luminosity masking so that it doesn’t overexpose the areas that are already bright to begin with. You can also apply color grading effects to different tonal areas. You can do HDR tone mapping with it… and a lot more.

7 thoughts on “How to Use Luminosity Masking in Photoshop”

  1. Excellent! I am new luminosity masking and tried several other tutorials which only made me frustrated. This to the point tutorial cleared it all up. THANKS DENNY!

  2. very nice article it is very helpful. great collection and a lot of good inspiration for getting better final results :) Helped me getting even more beautiful shots. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Excellent … Honestly Denny … it is excellent … both the techniques (masking & Layer Style) are just awesome … and surprisingly to day for the first time I learn to use “Apply Image” under “Image” menu. Thank you very much … I subscribed your channel and please keep posting such wonderful techniques of Photoshop.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Scroll to Top

Join Our V.I.P. Mailing List!

Subscribe and get the latest Photoshop tutorials, tips, and more via email. As a way of saying thanks, you'll also receive a free copy of AI Double Exposure Photoshop Actions ($14 retail value).