Course Description

Photoshop opens the door to endless creative possibilities by empowering you to easily make multiple, selective adjustments using layers. Luminosity masks provide you with a greater level of control and the ability to quickly and efficiently perform advanced adjustments.This course teaches you how to approach your photo editing workflow in a comprehensive, non-destructive manner. You will benefit from expert insights and pro techniques that will elevate your work with lighting and color to a new level of mastery and impact.

You Will Learn

  • All about RGB channels and the smart way they can be transformed into selections and masks

  • The complete manual process of luminosity masks creation in Photoshop

  • How to create with 1-click a full set of luminosity masks using Photoshop Actions

  • Next-level image evaluation skills for an optimal editing process

  • The best ways to use adjustment layers for true non-destructive editing

  • Professional color grading techniques

  • Time-saving keyboard shortcuts

Sharpen Your Skills

Create Pixel-Perfect Masks

By the end of the course, you’ll confidently be able to create a full set of luminosity masks with the Photoshop Actions provided, or, if you prefer, create them manually.
Create Pixel-Perfect Masks

Make Dramatic & Seamless Luminosity Adjustments

Using luminosity masks to introduce evoking, elaborate lighting effects, you’ll be able to seamlessly add mood and depth to your images — for stunning results.
Make Dramatic & Seamless Luminosity Adjustments

Devise a Non-Destructive Workflow

Learn how to combine masks and adjustment layers to achieve your creative vision and maintain a high level of flexibility. Create in no time alternative versions of one photo, or revisit your artwork in the future to bring new ideas to life with a few strategic adjustments.
Devise a Non-Destructive Workflow

Enjoy Powerful Color Grading

You have unique ideas about color — luminosity masks help bring your wildest concepts to life. With luminosity-based, pixel-perfect selections, you can try original color combinations and always achieve natural-looking results. Injecting a specific color into selected luminosity range has never been easier. Want to add to your shadows a hint of blue? With luminosity masks you can achieve this and much more in just in a few seconds.
Enjoy Powerful Color Grading

Complete workflows using real-life examples train you for better results in your own work

Learn by Doing

Complete Photo Edit 1: Ana

Follow the complete start-to-finish edit for this portrait shot of our subject, Ana, in Malta. Working on this image, you will have a chance to see color harmonies in action — we will color grade the portrait with complementary hues. Together we’ll create a soft, feminine mood with seamless luminosity adjustments and subtle “matt” finish.
Complete Photo Edit 1: Ana

Complete Photo Edit 2: Lauri

Apply your newly gained skills and use precise masks based on luminosity ranges to create a subtle mood and add a sense of depth to this image of our subject, Lauri. You’ll add impact by extending the luminosity range and increasing the contrast in the image with the Curves and Histogram tools. We’ll also use the “Selective Color” tool to fine tune the color for a stunning finished product.
Complete Photo Edit 2: Lauri

We love helping photographers improve their skills

Real Students, Real Results

“Kasia Zmokla is a very gifted teacher and educator. the course is build up perfectly and she always repeat the important stuff again and again. She is working very logically with the pictures and explain why and how she will proceed. Her understanding of photoshop is high so she can explain complicated task in a simple way for everybody to understand. Working with luminosity mask is a powerful tool and I can't wait to start practise on my own work. Only cons, I can say about this is that there are a little to many word. please take a little longer breaks between sentence, vary your tone of voice and maybe cut back on repeating everything. Thank you for your great educating - it is a pleasure to follow your courses”

Kenneth Kisbye - photographer, DenmarkKenneth Kisbye - photographer, Denmark

“Best theoretical explanation of how channels underly luminosity masks. It has made all of the videos and courses I have watched suddenly make sense. The first few sessions are just what I needed to do more than watch videos. I expect to be able to use luminosity masks effectively by the end of this course.”

Phillip ZieglerPhillip Ziegler

“Good explanation of luminosity and color. Downloadable images are very helpful. The clip on creating the different luminosity masks was really interesting. Very useful course.”

Robert WilliamsRobert Williams

“One of the best tutorials I have taken in general. I have taken several tutorials on Luminosity Masking and this one provides a workflow that makes sense and easier to understand. Thanks.”

Joel SchesserJoel Schesser

“Awesome course i recommend it , for every one want to makes Portraits in a beautiful artistic way.”

Adil KimaAdil Kima

“Excellent Course. Good instruction and the instructor was nice enough to provide source file to follow along.”


“Working professional made easy.”

Wendy WhoseWendy Whose

“Very pleased with the professionalism of this course and this is a technic that I will most certainly will be using on my portraits.”

Csaba FazekasCsaba Fazekas

“High quality course with in-depth explanations of the value of using luminosity masks in a workflow. I definitely recommend this course to anyone wanting to use some of Photoshop's most powerful tools to achieve a creative vision.”

John McCownJohn McCown

“Luminosity Masks is an essential technique for tone and luminosity mapping that most students don't know about. Venture into this course to grasp an in depth concept of this technique, which can be use to obtain very precise selections out of your images.. And of course, Kasia is probably the best instructor around for teaching you this technique. Extensive knowledge and high quality instructions define her into the great teacher she is. I recommend this course to anyone.”

Sandro CabreraSandro Cabrera

What's Included

  • • 3.5 hours of in-depth content for beginning / intermediate users

  • • High-resolution TIFF files for you to edit along with the videos

  • • Handcrafted Luminosity Masks Photoshop Action for easy automation


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    2. Everything You need to Know about Luminosity Masks
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    3. Luminosity Masks in Action - Edit 1
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    4. Luminosity Masks in Action - Edit 2
    • Quick image evaluation
    • Luminosity Enhancements with LM
    • Vignette Effect
    • Quick image revision & selecting Channel for Color Grading
    • Color Grading with LM
    • Final Touches
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    5. Resources
    • Download Resources Here