Edit A Stunning Sunset/Sunrise in Photoshop with Luminosity Masks

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Edit A Stunning Sunset/Sunrise in Photoshop with Luminosity Masks (Without HDR)

Edit A Stunning Sunset/Sunrise in Photoshop with Luminosity Masks

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 in my courses, I encourage you to watch my last Challenge Jimmy video, Blend ANY Exposures With This Tip in Photoshop Including Interior Photos.

I take this a step further in today’s video by introducing double processing, where we duplicate the dark layer and use this to further restore our highlights. You do not need Raya Pro or InstaMask to follow this video, I show you how to do it without the panels.

In the video we also use an entirely non-destructive workflow, and since we are working on smart objects and refining our RAW files in Adobe Camera RAW, we come out with the best possibility of creating a clean image.

I hope you enjoy the video.

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Edit A Stunning Sunset/Sunrise in Photoshop with Luminosity Masks
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Duncan Steward
Duncan Steward
2 years ago

good tips I will try them out thanks

Rob Heeney
Rob Heeney
2 years ago

Thanks for the tutorial Jimmy. I quite like all the detail

Shark
Shark
2 years ago

raya pro 2 is not working anymore.

i did change nothing.
my laptop is offline (no internet connection at all) so there was no windows or adobe update installed over night. or anything else that changed.

everything is exactly as it was yesterday. but today it does not work anymore. WTF is that??

Jimmy McIntyre
Jimmy McIntyre
2 years ago
Reply to  Shark

Hi there. This error happened on Friday and we were able to fix it within an hour, fortunately. You need to download the fixed version. Please log in here: https://www.shutterevolve.com/raya-pro-user/

Shark
Shark
2 years ago
Reply to  Jimmy McIntyre

but how is that possible. my system is offline and nothing changed except the date.

i happily download the new version but i like to know if you timebomb your software. or how this can happend. because… i don´t like it to happen when i travel. so when you timebomb your software it would be nice to have a warning in advance.

Jimmy McIntyre
Jimmy McIntyre
2 years ago
Reply to  Shark

Hi there, I don’t know what you mean by timebombing software. But I can tell you this, this is the first error we have had in 3 years. These things happen. We fixed it in an hour, and all is well now. It would be wonderful if all software worked perfectly all the time, but sadly that isn’t the case. But we can guarantee that we will fix any problem as quickly as is possible.

Shark
Shark
2 years ago
Reply to  Jimmy McIntyre

some software authors build a timebomb into their software.
a date at when you HAVE to update or renew your licence online or the software will stop working.

anyway glad i have a fixed version now. thx!

Jimmy McIntyre
Jimmy McIntyre
2 years ago
Reply to  Shark

Nope, none of that here. No one has to update anything, and once you pay for Raya Pro you never have to renew your license again. I’m afraid this was just an old fashioned error.

kay
kay
2 years ago

Great info many thanks now to have a go

Shark
Shark
2 years ago

does it work with CC 2018?

Jimmy McIntyre
Jimmy McIntyre
2 years ago
Reply to  Shark

Yes, that’s right. I was using it today in CC 2018.

Jimmy McIntyre
Jimmy McIntyre
2 years ago
Reply to  Jimmy McIntyre

Are you getting an error?

Tim
Tim
2 years ago
Reply to  Jimmy McIntyre

I am having an error with Easy Panel on Photoshop cc 2018.
When creating the luminosity mask, after selecting the mask I wanted (marching ants still on), I selected the photo to blend but the mask won’t be selected. The brush included all the area it went inside and outside the masks.

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