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Free Video Tutorials. Transparent Layer Dodge and Burn Photoshop Technique. Photo Cascadia Blog. Landscape photographers are increasingly turning toward more interpretive modes of presentation in order to express their own ideas about the scenes that they encounter.

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New techniques in field work and related digital processing have fueled this development, often enabling photographers to produce images that were nearly impossible to achieve in the film era. These techniques address a plethora of age-old problems in landscape photography, from displaying a vast depth-of-field to escaping the constraints of shutter speeds and fixed angles of view. Whether the goal is to overcome limitations of current photographic equipment or to infuse a photograph with creative subjectivity, digital solutions have opened up a new world of options and have generated a world of terminology to go with them.

In response to frequent requests for explanations of certain terms, I offer the following lexicon. Exposure Blend: Click for more: Example 1 (By Sean Bagshaw) | Example 2 (By Chip Phillips) Time Blend: Transparent Layer Dodge and Burn Photoshop Technique. Good Light Journal. I recently added “zone masks” to the custom actions panel using the buttons shown at the right.

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I’m starting to find them quite helpful in developing images and thought I’d offer a more in-depth discussion for people not familiar with them. The original luminosity masks tutorial describes how to create a series of light and dark selections based on an image’s tonal values. While these selections are a handy way to target tones for adjustment, the primary masks are not the only tonal selections possible using these techniques. In fact, once the initial masks are generated, a whole new level of tonal selection becomes accessible. Some of the most useful secondary selections are off-center midtones created by subtracting one selection from another. The new selection is midtone-like. Infinity Monochromes. NOTE: A folder of smaller PSD documents for the images used in this blog can be downloaded here.

Like many photographers, I love good black and white images. Not only do they create a connection with the earlier incarnation of the art form, but there is also a certain elegance to monochrome images when they’re done right. The lack of color creates immediate abstraction since a color-free world is not what we normally see. Texture, form, and line are elevated and so we engage with the composition at a different level. Black and white images remind us that color can sometimes be a distraction. Unfortunately, my skill in making black and white images does not match my appreciation for viewing them. I’ve dabbled in black and white processing from time to time, experimenting with the different methods offered by Photoshop and Lightroom. Before getting started with this discussion, there are a couple important points to cover. The second experimental image is shown below.

Tutorials Archives. Jimmy McIntyre. Raya Pro Support - Shutter...Evolve. This page contains answers to the most common problems when using Raya Pro, including installation problems and luminosity mask errors.

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List Of Contents (Click on the link below to be taken directly to the solution) 1. Raya Pro looks different to the one in the YouTube video 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Raya Pro - The Ultimate Digital Blending Workflow Panel For Photoshop - Shutter...Evolve. “I am an extension junky and I must say, since downloading the Raya Pro panel, I’ve stopped looking as it’s got everything I need!

Raya Pro - The Ultimate Digital Blending Workflow Panel For Photoshop - Shutter...Evolve

Yes, including Frequency Separation – love it!” – Jerry Syder “Since I began my own quest to improve my photography and post processing skills, Raya Pro has become my ‘go-to’ tool of choice” – Alistair @ ARD Image “The ability to control the tonal range and depth of an image is amazing! This is a plugin that I would not want be without in my image post-processing.” – John Galbreath Two panels for the price of one! Craft any mask in seconds.

With InstaMask we now have the ability to create advanced, 16 bit luminosity masks in the easiest possible way. How to Use 'Double Masking' for More Natural HDR Blending in Photoshop. ISO » Beautiful Photography, Incredible StoriesThe Basics Of Luminosity Masks In Digital Blending - 500px ISO. Jimmy McIntyre is travel photographer.

ISO » Beautiful Photography, Incredible StoriesThe Basics Of Luminosity Masks In Digital Blending - 500px ISO

He is currently undertaking a two-year project in Asia—writing two photography guidebooks for China and South Korea. He has taught digital blending workshops in four continents, and he also offers online courses. You can download his free Easy Panel for Photoshop program, which will create Luminosity Masks for you at the click of a button. But if you’d like to take your Luminosity Mask mastery to a new level, check out his comprehensive Luminosity Masks Tutorial below. by Jimmy McIntyre One day, in the hopefully not-too-distant future, we will carry with us a camera so light and compact that younger generations will laugh at the way we once lugged huge bricks across vast distances to capture a timeless moment. Modern cameras aren’t too far from that now. 2 blended exposures using Luminosity Masks and one long exposure.

The Basics Of Luminosity Masks In Digital Blending. 500px ISO » Beautiful Photography, Incredible StoriesJimmy Mcintyre, Author at 500px ISO.