This week’s video is intended as a supplement to the multiple exposure blending video I posted a little while back. In this case we will go into more detail about what luminance masks are, how to refine them and how to create them from scratch without the need for any third-party actions.

A lot of the tutorials that I’ve seen out there seem to assume that you’ll be running an action and simply choosing from a collection of pre-created luminance masks to blend two or more exposures together. While this is a perfectly acceptable approach, I find that it takes only a few seconds to create your own mask and refine it to the specific image your working on without ever having to run an action for it.

The tools we’ll be working with in this tutorial are available across all versions of Photoshop CS.

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