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The power of the range mask is undersold

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Senior Member
Jan 9, 2011
Green Valley, Arizona, USA
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Lightroom Version
LR Classic v 8.0
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  1. Windows 10
I just got finished with some post processing work of a forest scene in the fall. I wanted to selectively brighten and enhance the saturation of some of the yellow and orange leaves.
With the LR adjustment brush and the range mask in "color" , it became a two minute job. If I had to take the photo into Photoshop, it would have been a much more difficult and time consuming process involving some complicated masking.

If you haven't used this relatively new feature (v7.x as I recall) - try it. You will really like it. I have used it before, but when I used it on these multiple small leaves, the power and ease of use really came through.


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Apr 12, 2012
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I have used quite some times and also really like it. Had some cases where the result was not optimal but in most of the cases it was really good.

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