Essential Luminosity Mask Tutorial For Beginners – Photoshop Guide

Article By Jimmy McIntyre  Most people get into luminosity masking after using HDR for a while. They become a little tired of the lower quality image produced in general tonemapping. Then they hear the term 'luminosity masks' and their mind starts whirring. We all know that luminosity masks can be a little bit [...]

By | May 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Create a Magical Landscape With Luminosity Masks in Photoshop and Raya Pro 3.0

Article By Jimmy McIntyre  Download Raya Pro Today -  Find out more. In today's tutorial we look at how to blend two landscape exposures in Photoshop with luminosity masks. We take this a step further by using the dodge and burn tools to further refine our masks. This gives us the selection that [...]

By | April 13th, 2018|Luminosity Masks Tutorials, Tutorials|Comments Off on Create a Magical Landscape With Luminosity Masks in Photoshop and Raya Pro 3.0

3 Simple Ways To Blend Exposures With Raya Pro in Photoshop

Article By Jimmy McIntyre In this quick tutorial I demonstrate three methods for exposure blending with Raya Pro 3.0. RP3 is set up so that it has something for all levels of experience. For beginners we have Instant Auto Blending. For intermediates there are Precision Masks. And for advanced users we have InstaMask and [...]

By | February 13th, 2018|Digital Blending, Tutorials|Comments Off on 3 Simple Ways To Blend Exposures With Raya Pro in Photoshop

Raya Pro 3.0 Preview – Out Now

Raya Pro 3.0 is out now. Watch the video above to see the new design and features. The update is free for all existing Raya Pro users. Existing users can download it once logged into your account here:  

By | January 17th, 2018|Digital Blending, Tutorials|4 Comments

Easy Panel 2.0 is Here – Free 16 Bit Luminosity Mask Panel

Existing Easy Panel/Newsletter Subscribers If you already subscribe to my newsletters, then you do not need to register for the new panel. I have already emailed you the download link. The email may have gone to your spam. So please go into your emails and search for anything from Jimmy McIntyre. You should see my [...]

By | December 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Easy Panel 2.0 is Here – Free 16 Bit Luminosity Mask Panel

InstaMask for CS6 Beta Version

Good news for Photoshop CS6 users. We have developed a version of InstaMask for Photoshop CS6. It will be released fully by February 28th, along with the Raya Pro 3.0 update. However, if you are an existing CS6 Raya Pro owner, we are looking for testers. If you'd like an early release of the panel, [...]

By | December 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on InstaMask for CS6 Beta Version

Tutorial – How (And Why) To Make 16 bit Saturation Masks in Photoshop

Article By Jimmy McIntyre It has been a while since I have posted any tutorials. I'm in the process of updating Raya Pro and InstaMask. This will be available by February 28th. Remember that all users get free updates for life. So if you purchase it now, you will still get 3.0 for free. [...]

By | December 15th, 2017|Photoshop Secrets, Tutorials|1 Comment

Tutorial – Complex Luminosity Masks Made Easy With InstaMask in Photoshop

Article By Jimmy McIntyre In this latest InstaMask tutorial, I show you two ways of using luminosity masks - one simple method for exposure blending, and another, more complex method for targeting a very narrow range of tones. As you'll see, luminosity mask functions are extremely simple in InstaMask. We just create a mask, [...]

By | December 15th, 2017|Digital Blending, Luminosity Masks Tutorials, Tutorials|1 Comment

Edit A Stunning Sunset/Sunrise in Photoshop with Luminosity Masks

Article By Jimmy McIntyre In today's video we look specifically at luminosity masks and exposure blending a beautiful sunset. We look at some more advanced techniques here, learning how to create a realistic, natural blend. A big thank you to Hermann Forster for the images. If you're new to masking, a technique I teach [...]

By | August 17th, 2017|Challenge Jimmy|13 Comments

BTS: Composing Milky Way & Golden Hour Shots At The Lavender Fields

Article By Jimmy McIntyre All images in the video were editing with Raya Pro/InstaMask I've just wrapped up a 10-day visit to Valensole, France, to capture the famous lavender fields there. My aim was to come out with 4 or 5 workable images, including a mixture of Milky Way and golden hour shots. In [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|behing the scenes, Photography Tips, Shooting|3 Comments