Lumenzia Support and Tutorials
This page is designed to help learn Lumenzia and some of the basic principals of luminosity masking. You can easily return to this page simply by clicking the "Tutorials" button in Lumenzia.
I highly recommend watching the "Quick Start" video below first (as as the demos for v3 and v4, which show some newer features not in the Quick Start video). After that, you can click through the various support topics to learn more about specific features.
If you're new to luminosity masking, I recommend starting small and building from there. See written manual section titled "A note for beginners..." for a suggested learning plan. Trying to skip straight to exposure blending is likely to create confusion, and you may miss out on many of the other great things luminosity masks can do for your images.
Note: Lumenzia has received numerous free updates (see version history for details). As a result, the interface shown in some of the older videos may look slightly different. A couple of buttons have been renamed ("Color Group" is now just "Color", and "Ungroup" is now "Combine). But the functionality remains essentially the same.
Quick start guide:
Start here first. This videos shows an overview of the primary functions of the panel (Preview, Apply, and Refine masks).
Notes for CS6 users ( unique aspects of your user interface).
These videos cover some high level concepts and the user interface.
Configuring the workspace:
How to dock, resize, and move the panel to fit your needs.
There are several recommended settings to optimize Photoshop for luminosity masking. Go to Utilities / Optimize (via menu at top-right of Lumenzia in Photoshop CC, or <ctrl/cmd>-click the "Tutorials" button if you have Lumenzia for CS6). This will automatically check for and recommend the following settings as needed:
Putting it all Together
A full image edit.
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: