Lumenzia: Create and Customize Masks
The top of the panel (everything down to the row starting with Vibrance) is designed to help preview and customize luminosity masks.
Preview luminosity masks:
The top section of the panel creates luminosity mask/selection reviews in its default mode. Fine the closest fit, and then you may follow the steps in the next video to further customize the mask.
Customizing Mask Previews
Lumenzia allows you to create completely customized luminosity masks! Just edit the orange layers during preview before applying them.
These buttons allow you to modify the behavior of the mask creation buttons. Equivalent keyboard modifier keys are available for all modes (other than "live")
Live Mask Mode
Live mask mode creates layer masks immediate as the various mask creation buttons are clicked. This offers a rapid way to see how various masks will blend. This option is only availabe on Photoshop CC.
BlendIf Mask Mode
BlendIf masking mode allows you to create any standard/zone mask or zone/range picker as a BlendIf. This saves significant file space, and avoids the need to fix or recreate layer masks if you change the underlying pixels (for cloning, dust spot removal, etc).
CS6 users should hold <shift> while clicking the mask creation buttons in order to use BlendIf:under (or <shift>-<ctrl/cmd> for BlendIf:this).
BlendIf Technical Tutorial
Learn more about how BlendIf works, and how you can customize it.
Color Mask Mode
Color masking mode allows you to make a mask based on both color saturation and luminosity at the same time. This is a great way to help isolate subjects which have a similar luminosity to surrounding objects, and is functionally similar to creating a normal luminosity mask and then applying a color group to it. CS6 users should hold <ctrl/cmd> while clicking the mask creation buttons in order to access color mask mode.
This is an advanced feature that most users can ignore.
Lumenzia's default behaviors has been optimized to treat bright saturated values as "light" tones, where as channel based masks tend to be less selective. While this is a great approach for most situations, there are times when creating more separation between whites and color may be advantageous. This video not only shows you how to use this alternative masking approach, but also shows how Lumenzia minimizes the risks of "banding" that may occur in channel based masks such as D5 / L5. To use traditional masks, hold <ctrl / cmd> while clicking on the mask button.
Select a zone by clicking on the image or using a selection.
Select a custom range of midtones.
Relative luminosity masks.
Saturation / Vibrance masks
Create a mask based on the saturation (or lack of saturation). This is useful to help restore out-of-gamut (over-saturated) colors, as well as to provide vibrance control for specific color channels.
Many Lumenzia buttons offer extra options by holding a modifier key (such as <alt/option>) while clicking the key. You can see what these options are by simply hovering over a button to see the “tooltips”, or by consulting the written materials included in te download ZIP file.
Additionally, there are many keyboard shortcuts for Photoshop that you may find handy while working with Lumenzia. Here’s a quick list of many helpful shortcuts:
Working with Masks:
Working with Selections:
Dodging and Burning on gray/transparent pixel layers:
Other common shortcuts:
If Lumenzia seems to run more slowly than your demo videos: