Master Your Portraits with Luminosity Masks

taught by Kasia Zmokla

Course description

This online photo editing course will teach you how to enhance your photos in a seamless way, simply producing stunning images to impress your clients. Luminosity Masks allow to take a great level of control and to perform advanced adjustments fast. 

Once you learn how to use this powerful Photoshop tool, you will be able to unlock hidden potential in your images. Regardless of what your level of experience is, this in-depth course is designed to teach you professional editing techniques in an easy, approachable way. I will walk you step by step through a complete photo editing workflow, making complex techniques easy to grasp.

You will learn not only "how" to perform the adjustments - I will also explain "why" to apply them in the first place. As a photographer and educator I have full understanding of the entire photo editing process - starting with an image evaluation, through taking creative decisions and finally applying photo enhancement techniques to produce effective imagery.

Unlike other photography classes that are focusing on "pushing sliders", this course teaches you how to approach your photo editing workflow in a comprehensive way. Behind every successful image stands a strong creative idea, an "action plan".

With this course I will help you to elevate your work to a new level of professionalism and impact.

Creating Luminosity Masks is a time consuming and elaborate process. You can skip this step and jump right into the edits with 18 point Free Photoshop Actions. I have designed the Luminosity Mask Action Set to speed up your workflow - with a single click you will automate mask generating process.

When you join me in the course you will have at your disposal high quality supporting images to start the course on the spot without time wasted on searching for resources. As always - I provide you with a high resolution, layered TIFFs, so you can access them anytime to see the final edits including every single step I have taken to obtain them.

What will I learn?

  • Visually evaluate an image and set an "action plan" for the edit
  • Create a complete set of Luminosity Masks in manual way or automate it with Free Photoshop Action
  • Perform advanced adjustments fast with Luminosity Masks
  • Work with confidence with Masks and Adjustment Layers
  • Work in a non-destructive way with the use of most powerful Photoshop Tools
  • Create "pixel-perfect", extremely precise selections with a single click!

What Students say 

"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 and quite a bargain. Robert 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 Schesser


"Awesome course i recommend it , for every one want to makes Portraits in a beautiful artistic way. Adil Kima


"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 Ziegler


"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, Denmark


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


"Working professional made easyWendy 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 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 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 Cabrera

Kasia Zmokla
Kasia Zmokla
Photographer & Educator

Kasia is a fine art photographer, designer and video creator with 20 years experience working in the Graphic Design industry. She worked full time for design studios in Poland, Ireland and Malta and independently as an artist, photographer and freelance designer for numerous clients around the world.

Her work is displayed internationally including the Asia Contemporary Art Gallery in Singapore. Kasia is a founder of Digital Art Classes where she makes complex concepts easy to grasp. She is also an active contributor to several photo stock agencies including Alamy and Stockimo.

Born in Poland. She received her formal training at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland and graduated as a Master of Fine Arts in 2003.