I love the masking tool in Lightroom Classic and it has seen some changes over the last few iterations, some of them pretty significant. I was asked recently about this and it seemed like something you might be interested in if you’re a Lightroom user. If you do any dodging and burning at all, the new AI functions are game changers, and they’re super easy. In fact, they’re so easy it might convince some of you to do a little more work with local adjustments to draw the eye to what’s important in the frame.
The easiest way to teach this is with video so I’ve put together a 20-minute tutorial for you. You can watch that below.
I hope this is helpful to you. If you’ve got questions that I can take a shot at answering, leave them in the comments.
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