This online photo editing course will teach you how to enhance your photos in a seamless way, simply producing stunning images to impress your clients. Luminosity Masks allow to take a great level of control and to perform advanced adjustments fast.
Once you learn how to use this powerful Photoshop tool, you will be able to unlock hidden potential in your images. Regardless of what your level of experience is, this in-depth course is designed to teach you professional editing techniques in an easy, approachable way. I will walk you step by step through a complete photo editing workflow, making complex techniques easy to grasp.
You will learn not only "how" to perform the adjustments - I will also explain "why" to apply them in the first place. As a photographer and educator I have full understanding of the entire photo editing process - starting with an image evaluation, through taking creative decisions and finally applying photo enhancement techniques to produce effective imagery.
Unlike other photography classes that are focusing on "pushing sliders", this course teaches you how to approach your photo editing workflow in a comprehensive way. Behind every successful image stands a strong creative idea, an "action plan".
With this course I will help you to elevate your work to a new level of professionalism and impact.
Creating Luminosity Masks is a time consuming and elaborate process. You can skip this step and jump right into the edits with 18 point Free Photoshop Actions. I have designed the Luminosity Mask Action Set to speed up your workflow - with a single click you will automate mask generating process.
When you join me in the course you will have at your disposal high quality supporting images to start the course on the spot without time wasted on searching for resources. As always - I provide you with a high resolution, layered TIFFs, so you can access them anytime to see the final edits including every single step I have taken to obtain them.
In this video we'll take a deep dive into RGB color mode in Photoshop.
In this video we will learn about the link between RGB Channels and Photoshop Luminosity Masks.
***This is an OPTIONAL lesson***
In this video you will learn how to perform the complete process of CREATING set of luminosity masks MANUALLY. You don't need to know how to do that in order to work with Luminosity Masks - the process can be fully automated with Photoshop Action provided with this course - see the next video.
In this video you will learn how to load the Action provided with the course. With the Luminosity Mask Action you can next create full set of Luminoisty Masks automatically - that's all you need to incorporate Luminosity Masking into your photo editing workflow.
Please see the "KasiaZmokla_Lumio.atn" file attached - available to download.
In this lesson we will explore the numerous benefits of incorporating Luminosity Masks into photo editing workflow.
In this video we will perform visual analysis of the image and create a complete set of Luminosity Masks with the Photoshop Action provided in the 6th Lecture (1st Section).
In this lesson we will start working on the image - as the first step we will adjust luminoisty levels with Luminosity Masks.
In this video we will focus on targeted luminosity adjustments and work on enhancing the subject's eye.
In this lesson we will fine tune luminosity and next start working on color grading. We will target highlights and inject warm tone with Photoshop Curves.
In this lesson we will continue working on color grading - we will inject a cool blue tone into the shadows range.
In this video we will specifically target skin tones.
In this video we will add a Matt Effect to the image by lifting blacks. We will also soften the image with creamy color cast and add a vignette.
In this lesson we will finish off the edit with targeted sharpening achieved by enhancing midtone contrast in the image.
In this video we will perform a quick image evaluation and decide on image enhancement direction.
In this video we will start working on the edit by applying luminosity enhancements supported by precise selections based on Luminosity Masks.
In this lesson we will add a subtle vignette effect to the image.
In this lesson we will review the editing progress and we will start working on color grading.
In this lesson we will perform a complete color grading with Luminosity Masks.
In this video we will complete the edit by refining colours in the image and by applying targeted sharpening.
Download resources here. All the files are strictly for educational purpose with this course.
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Digital Art | Photography | Photoshop | Graphic Design
My name is Kasia Zmokla and I am very excited that you are reading this!
I teach in the Digital Art area on Udemy. I want you to be confident that I can deliver the best training there is, so below is some of my background in the Digital Art Field.
Professionally, I am a digital artist, graphic designer and a photographer with 20 years experience working in the Graphic Design industry. That consists of working full time for design studios in Poland, Ireland and Malta and independently as an artist, photographer and freelance designer.
I have received formal training at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland and graduated as a Master of Fine Arts in 2003.
Along the way I have learnt best industry practices and developed my own creative techniques. If you are curious about my portfolio, feel free to have a look at the commercial design work and personal projects in the last Section of this Course.
My Fine Art photography prints are available at several international fine art galleries, amongst others at Asia Contemporary Art Buyer and Saatchi Art. I am an active contributor at many stock agencies including the prestigious world’s largest stock photo collection - Alamy and Stockimo.
I have also self published three photo books with Blurb.
Links to my professional portfolio are available in the last Lecture of the Course.
To sum up, I am absolutely and utterly passionate about photography and Digital Art and I am looking forward to sharing my passion and knowledge with you!