posted Friday, October 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM EST


While this week's Adobe announcements were met with mixed reactions by photographers, there are still some really neat new features in the Creative Cloud suite of photography software. For my money, the coolest addition is luminosity masking in Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom Classic. You've been able to perform luminosity masking through a variety of methods in Photoshop for a long time, but this is the first time that Adobe has put the masking feature inside of Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw.

Blake Rudis of f64 Academy has published a new video showcasing luminosity masking in ACR and Lightroom Classic. Rudis doesn't cover what luminosity masking is in the video below but you can click here to watch another one of his videos which goes into more detail about luminosity masking in general. If you're comfortable with the concept of luminosity masking, watch Rudis' latest video.

As you can see in the above video, Adobe has also added a color range masking function, which Rudis also covers. If you'd like to learn more about Lightroom Classic's new features, click here.

(Via f64 Academy)