Saturday, July 6, 2013

Diamondback Terrapin and Luminosity Masks

Here is the beginning of my post.
Northern Diamondback Terrapin in Maryland....

I learned a new post-processing technique today - luminosity masking.

Here's my posted and edited version of the image.

 Northern Diamondback Terrapin

And here's a little gif showing the difference between the LR base edit I did and the final PS edit with the use of luminosity masking to bump of the mid tone contrast and to add sharpening (USM) to just the meaningful areas (inverse of L-mask).

 The video I happened to watch that explained the technique is here.  Some good stuff in there!

Original content posted at / Jon