A Look at How to Use Lightroom's Powerful New Masking Tools


The latest major update to Lightroom brought some major new features and upgrades, but perhaps most impressive has been the overhauled masking system, which greatly increases what you can accomplish and enables new editing workflows. This great video tutorial will show you an example edit using the new system to edit the foreground, mid-ground, and background of an image independently of each other. 

Coming to you from Anthony Morganti, this excellent video tutorial will show you how to take advantage of Lightroom’s new masking capabilities. I have been quite impressed by the features so far. Normally, new features may increase the efficiency of your workflow or make a tricky technique easier, but this is one of those rarer cases in which a new feature has legitimately improved the quality of images. The new masking system has made it far easier to select things that were simply too complicated to be worth the effort before, particularly when I am working on a large batch of images, like those from an event, where I want to minimize the amount of time I spend on individual photos while still producing the best results. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Morganti. 



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