Course Description

Photoshop’s great potential lies in the ability to combine multiple adjustments with the use of layers. Understanding how to perform selective adjustments with masks opens door to the entire new world of creative possibilities. Luminosity Masks allow to take a great level of control and to perform advanced adjustments fast. This course teaches you how to approach your photo editing workflow in a comprehensive, non-destructive way. You will learn techniques that will elevate your work to a new level of professionalism and impact.

You Will Learn

  • What are RGB Channels and the smart way they can be transformed into selections and masks

  • The complete manual process of luminosity masks creation in Photoshop

  • Creating with 1-click full set of luminosity masks with Photoshop Action

  • Evaluating your images and setting an action plan for the editing process

  • Use Adjustment Layers for true non-destructive editing

  • Professional color grading techniques

  • Time saving keyboard shortcuts

Skills You Will Gain

Creating Pixel-Perfect Masks

Learn to create a full set of luminosity based selections in a manual way or automate the process with 1 click using the Photoshop Actions provided with the course.
Creating Pixel-Perfect Masks

Dramatic & Seamless Luminosity Adjustments

Use luminosity masks to introduce evoking, elaborate lighting effects, add mood and depth to your images. Achieve stunning results in a seamless way.
Dramatic & Seamless Luminosity Adjustments

Non-Destructive Workflow

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

Powerful Color Grading

Play around with your unique color grading ideas. 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 just in a few seconds.
Powerful Color Grading

Complete Workflow

The course takes an active, hands-on approach. Follow the complete start-to-finish edit for this outdoor portrait shot in Malta and expand your set of creative skills.
Complete Workflow

Complete Workflow

The course takes an active, hands-on approach. Follow the complete start-to-finish edit for this female studio portrait and expand your set of creative skills.
Complete Workflow

Master Your Portraits with Luminosity Masks: Reviews

What current students are saying about the course

“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

  • • Hand-crafted Luminosity Masks Photoshop Action


  • 1
  • 2
    2. Everything You need to Know about Luminosity Masks
  • 3
    3. Luminosity Masks in Action - Edit 1
  • 4
    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

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