Mid Tone Luminosity Masks

  1. Choose an image and make the 4 light and 4 dark luminosity masks saving each one and renaming appropriately. If your not sure how to do this review the luminosity masks on the PHOT 151 page.

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4. Now option-command click on the “darks” channel. You  more than likely will get the warning “no pixels are more  than 50% selected.  Just ignore this and proceed.

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6. Click back to your layers pallet and make an adjustment layer of your choice.  Option-click on the mask.  You should see something like this:

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8. The resulting image:

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