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Old 06-12-2009, 05:51 PM
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Re: Luminosity Masks

I used a single gradient map in soflight with no mask and achieved a similar result, only the darks of the hair may need a mask or further tweaking, so I changed your "Hair" layer to screen and set that to 70% opacity. Results here as an animated gif.

and you can download the .psd file including gradient map here.


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Old 06-12-2009, 07:27 PM
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Re: Luminosity Masks

Shaun, are the colors you chose for the gradient map sampled from the image? What guides your choices there?
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:46 PM
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Re: Luminosity Masks

I simply start with a gradient map that gives a general increase in contrast, usually one with slightly warm colours, then in the gradient map editor I edit colours from there. I didn't pay too much attention to the above edit with regards to colours, just spent most of the time trying to match the tone enhancement instead. I did try to closely match the darker tones ie the dress and hair, but didn't change anything from the gradients original colours from the midtones upwards. When I do want to make a change I will double click on a colour stop, and use the HSB input boxes for this.

Sure is a lot cleaner and quicker than using 5 curve layers with different masks for each.
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:43 PM
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Re: Luminosity Masks

Thanks Shaun, well done indeed.

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Old 06-13-2009, 01:19 PM
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Re: Luminosity Masks

Shaun, what blend mode do you use for gradient maps for color in your landscapes, color or hue I presume?
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:58 PM
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Re: Luminosity Masks

Shaun, I've never used the gradient map for contrast control, I have to say that's a very novel use and I'll have to experiment.

Flash, thanks for talking me through the process, I think I will be streamlining my use of lum masks by focusing them more on the lightlights and using 1-3 max.
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