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Using Luminosity masks

Tony Kuyper

I recently came across the work of Tony Kuyper whose blog instructs the reader on a post processing technique for photoshop users. Tony describes how to create the various luminosity masks, but also has a downloadable action which can allow the user to generate all the masks needed at the click of a button. I decided to download all his actions and put them into action. This article is to report my findings and discuss applications for Luminosity Masks.

Milky way

So far the best application is with Milky way shots in my opinion. With Tony’s plug in, you can really bring out the Milky way with fantastic colours and contrasts. I am using the Lights and Darks adjustment layers.  In this Northern light photograph, I am using luminosity masks to bring out the best on the Northern Lights in a night sky.

Aurora serpent

Fjallabak Night

Fjallabak Night

Taken on July 17, 2011 on a photo tour through Iceland’s Southern Highlands (or Fjallabak – behind the mountains).

Ice Gorge

Ice Gorge

This is at the Fjaðrargljufur river canyon in South East Iceland. The unassuming river winds like a snake between the rocks.

Blue Wing

Blue Wing

We had driven to Jökulsarlon very early and could see that a good sunrise was developing, but there was very little ice on the beach.

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