Photography Fundamentals

The Power of Masks in Lightroom

46 Minutes 4k Video Tutorial
Skill Level

In this tutorial, we’ll discover the incredible power of the masking features inside Lightroom Classic to edit a client portrait.

  • Making instant background selections and controlling specific elements with the “intersect” functions
  • How I use masks to create that soft glow
  • Understand Adaptive Presets Powered by AI technology and how the Adaptive Portrait presets work in our workflow
  • Create masks that intelligently detect objects so we can make color changes effectively

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About Daniel

Hey there! I’m Daniel, a passionate portrait photographer and educator who’s determined to uplift and motivate fellow photographers worldwide. My goal is simple: to empower you to become the best photographer you can be!

Ever since I began my professional photography journey back in 2013, I’ve poured countless hours into honing my craft, pushing boundaries, and falling head over heels for the art of capturing Portraits. So if there’s anyone who knows what it’s like to grow 2 full-time photography businesses, you’re looking at him!

As a full-time photographer, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a diverse range of people from couples tying the knot to growing families, expectant mothers, adorable newborns, and everything in between. And now, I’m thrilled to share my hard-earned knowledge with you through my carefully crafted online photography classes that promise to transform your skills and techniques.

I’ll teach you everything you need to know about portrait photography and post-production skills in a way that’s easy to understand and put into practice. My aim is to help you see the world through a professional photographer’s eyes, so you too can create award-winning shots that capture the essence of any moment.

So, whether you’re a seasoned photographer or just starting, join me on this exciting journey to explore the beauty of portrait photography together!

4 reviews for The Power of Masks in Lightroom

  1. Clifton Yaney

    The Intersecting Masks is LR are huge! The Portrait Presets are nice, too, and as Daniel explains, are settings you’re locked into; you can (should) should use them as a starting point and fine-tune as needed.
    Another great tutorial! Thanks!

  2. Chad Kotter

    I’ve been using these masks for awhile now, and find they are a great starting point, but still often need to be fine tuned often for selection, especially when doing batch edits to apply to a session. I haven’t really utilized the intersecting of different masks, as I didn’t quite understand it, but appreciate Daniel’s examples here and in other videos. I look forward to further improvements within LR as these tools get better!

  3. Jamie Blackburn

    You’re amazing and I am learning so much with your courses! Thank you!

  4. abisekh17

    Its really awesome.

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