Lightroom Range Mask Tutorial

How to use range masks in Lightroom 7 & Lightroom cc Classic

In this Lightroom Range Mask Tutorial you’ll learn how to quickly use the range mask feature to rescue blown our skies & quickly mask complicated backgrounds in Lightroom in seconds, inside Lightroom 7 & Lightroom CC Classic.

hey guys Ryan here at signature edits
and in today’s Lightroom quick trick I’m
going to show you how the range masks
feature works in Lightroom and how you
can use it to quickly and easily recover
those nasty blown-up skies in Lightroom
in a matter of seconds let’s get into it
[Music] all right so let’s get into it this is
the photo with a basic preset applied
just to get that look kind of where we
want it now let’s work on the sky
because clearly we have lost a lot of
information in fact here is the original
file here’s with the preset we can see
that things are pretty blown out how do
you use that range mask well it’s pretty
easy we’re going to grab our exposure
turn it all the way down the range mask
just so we can see what we’re doing it’s
super obvious then we’re going to take
this graduated filter we’re gonna drag
it down like that so you can see right
now it’s making everything super dark
because our exposures all the way down
let’s turn on the range mask and set it
to luminance from there we can actually
grab this luminance range luminance is
just another word for brightness and
we’ll take it so that our brightness is
only 81% and above is affected in this
image or 90% and you can see that it’s
going from affecting everything to just
affecting the very brightest portions of
our image this is super quick and
powerful because now we can really easy
with one fader effect just the sky and
the super blown out portions of our
image now what can we do to take things
further than this because we’ve already
taken our exposure all the way down well
we can actually take our temperature and
grab that pull it back and by doing this
we’re actually going to add some blue
into the sky that wasn’t there before
so here’s before and here’s after so you
can see we’re just adding a little bit
of blue into the sky just by dragging
that one little slider now if things
start looking a little bit too aqua or
green for your case you can just take
your tint and take that up a little bit
that’ll add some magenta this guy and
make it a little bit less greenish
looking you can see the difference there
and then we can just add a little bit of
saturation and we’re done so there’s how
you do it using the range mask to save
skies in lightroom easy simple and
effective hey if this was helpful please
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