But while these updates offer unprecedented power, they take some getting used to.
Later this week, we’ll be releasing a comprehensive tutorial on the new updates – but in the meantime, why not see the Masks panel in action?
Check out the video below, in which professional landscape photographer Nigel Danson puts the Masking Tool through its paces. Danson explains every step of his process, so you can understand exactly how he approaches editing with the Lightroom updates, plus – bonus! – you’ll see a beautiful landscape shot go from a flat, boring RAW photo to an eye-popping masterpiece.
Along the way, you’ll learn:
- How to use Radial Gradient masks to create a gorgeous sunset glow
- How to add drama to the sky with a Linear Gradient
- How to fine-tune your masks with Color Range and Luminosity Range functions
- How to combine masks for highly targeted adjustments
And once you’ve finished, be sure to leave a comment below, discussing your favorite element of the new features!