Luminosity Masking Strategies

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Ernie Misner
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Luminosity Masking Strategies

Just curious how many are using luminosity making or the panels that install in PS. I know of a few people who say they use them on most every edit to some extent. I am just playing with it a bit now and have the Raya Pro panel but find it complicated for starting out with so am going to download the free Tony Kuyper panel to play with:

https://goodlight.us/writing/luminositymasks/luminositymasks-1.html

I found this interesting from his web site also: <<< one of the most important properties of luminosity masks: they are completely self-feathering. The effect on the image will be obvious, but there will be no way to tell where the effect begins and where it ends. There are no hard edges like with Photoshop's selection tools and no need to try and make a perfect selection. Because the luminosity mask was created from the image itself, it has the perfect gradation of shades to insure that each and every pixel will be affected in exact proportion to its brightness. >>>
So what are your favorite or usual ways of using luminosity masking when editing?   Thanks a bunch.

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