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Luminosity masks are a method of making advanced selections in Photoshop based on luminosity values, and using Luminosity Masks can help you make adjustments in Photoshop.

This Photoshop CC Luminosity Masks Certificate course will teach you how to enhance your images using Luminosity Masks in Photoshop for the high dynamic range in highlights and shadows. Learn the manual and automated process of creating comprehensive sets of Luminosity Masks and explore how to apply this remarkably powerful approach to brightness and contrast adjustments, vibrant, colour balance, etc.

Why choose this course

  • Earn a free e-certificate upon successful completion.
  • Accessible, informative modules taught by expert instructors
  • Study in your own time, at your own pace, through your computer tablet or mobile device
  • Benefit from instant feedback through mock exams and multiple-choice assessments
  • Get 24/7 help or advice from our email and live chat teams
  • Full Tutor Support on Weekdays

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment


Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to obtain your course completion e-certificate free of cost. Print copy by post is also available at an additional cost of 9.99 and PDF Certificate at 4.99.

Course Curriculum

Everything You need to Know about Luminosity Masks
Introduction 00:02:00
RGB Channels explained 00:08:00
How RGB Channels relate to Luminosity Masks 00:06:00
Creating Set of LM – Manual Method (OPTIONAL) 00:15:00
Creating Set of LM – Automate with Photoshop Action 00:03:00
The benefits of Luminosity Masks in editing workflow 00:05:00
Luminosity Masks in Action - Edit 1
Quick image evaluation 00:08:00
Brightness and shadow adjustments with LM 00:16:00
Targeted luminosity adjustments 00:11:00
Color Grading – introducing a warm tone / highlights 00:14:00
Color Grading – introducing a cool tone / shadows 00:08:00
Color Grading – enhancing skin tones 00:10:00
Final Touches – Matt Effect, Color Cast & Vignette 00:15:00
Final Touches – Targeted Sharpening / Midtones Contrast 00:13:00
Luminosity Masks in Action - Edit 2
Quick image evaluation 00:04:00
Luminosity Enhancements with LM 00:13:00
Vignette Effect 00:09:00
Quick image revision & selecting Channel for Color Grading 00:08:00
Color Grading with LM 00:14:00
Final Touches 00:11:00
LM portrait Promo Video 00:03:00
Mock Exam
Final Exam

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