Master Your Portraits with Luminosity Masks in Photoshop
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Master Your Portraits with Luminosity Masks in Photoshop

Learn the professional techniques to speed up your workflow and produce beautiful photographs in Photoshop
4.3 (20 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
6,225 students enrolled
Created by Kasia Zmokla
Last updated 6/2017
English
Current price: Free Original price: $200 Discount: 100% off
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Visually evaluate an image and set an "action plan" for the edit
  • Create a complete set of Luminosity Masks in manual way or automate it with Free Photoshop Action
  • Perform advanced adjustments fast with Luminosity Masks
  • Work with confidence with Masks and Adjustment Layers
  • Work in a non-destructive way with the use of most powerful Photoshop Tools
  • Create "pixel-perfect", extremely precise selections with a single click!
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Requirements
  • Ideally Photoshop CC, trial free version is more than enough
  • No prior knowledge of Photoshop is necessary, I will explain all the techniques in a simple way
  • We will work with high quality images provided as supplementary materials to help you move on even faster!
Description

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.





Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for aspiring photographers who want to improve their photo editing skills
  • This course is for anyone who is curious about professional Photoshop techniques behind succesfull images
  • This course is for artists who want to introduce digital techniques into their creative process
  • This course is for anyone who wants to develop artistic skills in fields of creative photo processing
Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
03:13:51
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Everything You need to Know about Luminosity Masks
6 Lectures 40:56

This is a short introductory video.

Preview 03:25

In this video we'll take a deep dive into RGB color mode in Photoshop.

RGB Channels explained
08:17

In this video we will learn about the link between RGB Channels and Photoshop Luminosity Masks.

How RGB Channels relate to Luminosity Masks
06:04

***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.

Creating Set of LM - Manual Method (OPTIONAL)
15:27

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.

Creating Set of LM - Automate with Photoshop Action
02:46

In this lesson we will explore the numerous benefits of incorporating Luminosity Masks into photo editing workflow.

Preview 04:57
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Luminosity Masks in Action - Edit 1
8 Lectures 01:34:11

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).

Preview 07:46

In this lesson we will start working on the image - as the first step we will adjust luminoisty levels with Luminosity Masks.

Brightness and shadow adjustments with LM
15:54

In this video we will focus on targeted luminosity adjustments and work on enhancing the subject's eye.

Targeted luminosity adjustments
10:56

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.

Color Grading - introducing a warm tone / highlights
14:00

In this lesson we will continue working on color grading - we will inject a cool blue tone into the shadows range.

Color Grading - introducing a cool tone / shadows
07:52

In this video we will specifically target skin tones.

Color Grading - enhancing skin tones
10:23

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.

Final Touches - Matt Effect, Color Cast & Vignette
14:33

In this lesson we will finish off the edit with targeted sharpening achieved by enhancing midtone contrast in the image.

Final Touches - Targeted Sharpening / Midtones Contrast
12:47
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Luminosity Masks in Action - Edit 2
6 Lectures 58:43

In this video we will perform a quick image evaluation and decide on image enhancement direction.

Quick image evaluation
03:46

In this video we will start working on the edit by applying luminosity enhancements supported by precise selections based on Luminosity Masks.

Luminosity Enhancements with LM
13:26

In this lesson we will add a subtle vignette effect to the image.

Vignette Effect
08:47

In this lesson we will review the editing progress and we will start working on color grading.

Quick image revision & selecting Channel for Color Grading
07:31

In this lesson we will perform a complete color grading with Luminosity Masks.

Color Grading with LM
14:13

In this video we will complete the edit by refining colours in the image and by applying targeted sharpening.

Final Touches
11:00
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Download Resources here
2 Lectures 00:00

Download resources here. All the files are strictly for educational purpose with this course.

All copyrights Kasia Zmokla.

Download Resources here
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About the Instructor
Kasia Zmokla
4.4 Average rating
585 Reviews
29,432 Students
15 Courses
(MFA) Artist, Graphic Designer and Photographer 20 yrs exp

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.

Professional Background

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.

Summary

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!