How to extract fur detail with luminosity masks

Many photographers use luminosity masks to enhance wildlife images for dodging & burning, sharper details in feathers, to control bright backgrounds, and countless other uses. I don’t often photograph animals, but Darren Hebert was enough to share his lovely image of this moose for a tutorial.

The photo was taken with soft backlight. So we need to work to enhance the fur detail for our subject, and this is a perfect job for luminosity masks. In this tutorial, you’ll see how to bring out that detail using Lumenzia, clean up some overly strong edge lighting with another masking approach, bring more focus to the subject with control of color, and more.

Be sure to also check out my tutorial on AI Denoise, which I reference near the start of the tutorial.

 

Greg Benz Photography