3 Ways To Refine Adobe’s Select Subject Masking Results

Matt Kloskowski demonstrates 3 ways to refine the Select Subject masking that we get in Lightroom and Photoshop Camera Raw.

Masking Curves In Lightroom & ACR Is More Important Than You Might Realize


“Finally, we get curves in masks in Lightroom. Learn why this is important. Colin Smith teaches you how to use Curves in masks to target tones and take absolute control over color grading.”

00:00 Intro
00:21 Create Mask
00:45 5 adjustment zones
01:03 Adjust the tones
01:48 Making a Background mask
02:27 Adjusting Foreground with recovery and Curves
03:33 Curves Color Mode
04:10 Understanding Color Channels
06:08 adding color to tonal regions
06:48 Adjusting the color on the Background
08:010 Adjusting the Intensity of the adjustment

5 Stunning New Lightroom Features In This April Update

Colin Smith shows you the top new features in the latest Lightroom Classic update.
00:00 Intro
00:09 Noise reduction with Adobe denoise AI
01:27 New Lightroom Masks
02:20 Curves in Masks
03:34 Open multiple Smart Objects in Photoshop
04:35 New Presets/History shows masks/PS Version/Dots on adjustments

Get A Quick Overview Of Adobe Lightroom’s New Features April 2023

Matt Kloskowski gives us a quick survey of Adobe Lightroom features that are new in April 2023.
AI Noise reduction and masking improvements are the two biggest items.

3 Ways To Adjust A Skies In Lightroom and Photoshop

“Look at three ways to adjust your skies in Lightroom and Photoshop. Each works a little differently, and some make automatic selections – which works well sometimes. While others require a little more work but can give better results.”

How To Mask Curves In Adobe Lightroom Classic

“Adobe added Curves to the masking tool in Adobe Camera Raw, but has yet to add the same feature to Lightroom Classic. Here’s how to cheat and apply Curves using the masking feature in Lightroom Classic.”

Goodbye Photoshop? This Hidden Button in Lightroom Changes Everything!”


“The new Masking Section added into Lightroom was a BIG DEAL! But…did you know there’s a Hidden Button that makes it EVEN BETTER by giving way more control? In this video, I show how we can use this hidden function to realistically add drama to skies, add Special Effects, light a Macro Shot AND add Highlights to a Portrait!”

00:00 – Introduction
00:34 – What is Intersect?
01:03 – Darkening the Sky with Intersect
02:19 – What does Intersect do?
02:31 – Adding Drama to the Sky
03:57 – Intersect and a Portrait
04:23 – Adding Street Lighting with Photoshop
05:06 – Adding Street Lighting with Lightroom
06:22 – Lighting Macro with Intersect
07:31 – Adding Side Lighting / Highlights
07:48 – Highlights with a Layer Style in Photoshop
09:06 – Highlights with Intersect
10:08 – Lightroom Virtual Summit 2022

View more from Glynn Dewis here.
Learn more in my digital photography and digital printing workshops.

Everything You Need to Know About Masking in Adobe Lightroom Classic & Camera Raw


“Discover how to take your photographs to the next level using masking to enhance and adjust selective areas of an image. In this video, Julieanne Kost shares tips, tricks, and techniques for making the most out of Lightroom Classic’s masking tools, including new automated selections based on Adobe Sensei (Select Subject, Object, Sky, People, and Background), manual painting tools (brush, eraser, linear and radial gradients), and Range Masking (color, luminance, and depth). She also walks through Auto Sync, Copy/Paste, and using Adaptive Presets – all guaranteed to make your workflow more efficient.”

Learn more from Julieanne Kost here.
Learn more in my digital photography and digital printing workshops.

See The Big New Features In Lightroom Classic 2023


“See the big new features in Lightroom Classic 2023, including the auto selections for retouching faces, content-aware fill, and more.”

Find out more from Colin Smith at Photoshop Cafe.
Learn more in my digital photography and digital printing workshops.

All Of The Great New Features In The New Lightroom Classic 12


In this video we’ll cover all of the new features in Lightroom Classic 12 from Adobe.

00:00 What’s New
01:10 Portrait Masks
02:31 Adjusting Masks
05:20 New Background Mask
05:58 New Object Selection
08:15 Content Aware Remove

Learn more from Matt Klowskowski.
Learn more in my digital photography and digital printing workshops.