Curves is often regarded as the best editing tool by many photographers, but there are limitations to its usefulness in Lightroom due to the lack of Luminance Masks linked to the Tone Curve panel. Mark Galer shows how we can apply a Luminance Mask to a Curves adjustment layer in Photoshop to restrict an adjustment to a small tonal range - but is it necessary to use this technique at all?
This series of tutorial movies have been created to help educate photographers how to organise (Catalog), select and process (Develop) their photographic images when using Adobe Photo Editing post-processing software.
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Mark Galer is a photographer, educator and Sony Imaging Ambassador.