Descriptions for Lumenzia (Luminosity Masking Panel) 5.0.0
Name: Lumzia: Luminosity Masking Panel
Requirements: Adobe Photoshop CS6 or later
Web Site: http://gregbenzphotography.com/lumenzia
Luminosity masking is one of the most powerful ways to create professional results in Photoshop. But they can also be challenging to learn and use. Lumenzia makes luminosity masking simple and visual, so that you can focus on making beautiful images.
Several new and updated tutorial videos in the written manual (in a subfolder of the ZIP download), and will shortly be posted for access via the “Tutorials” button in Lumenzia. And I plan to release several more videos in the coming months.
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- Select and mask anything, visually! With Lumenzia, you get a full screen preview of the mask before you apply it. Interactively click on the image to select (or deselect) the tones/colors to the degree you wish. No guesswork with adding and subtracting channels. Isolate the mask to to specific parts of the image with a simple selection. And you can combine group masks to easily see the overall mask impact. It’s never been faster and easier to create or customize the right mask. And the masks are created in 16bits, allowing for smooth transitions in extreme masks.
- Click to pick! You don’t have to know which mask to use, just use the builtin zone and range tools to create the right mask automatically.
- It’s stays out of the way. Lumenzia offers a compact panel with only the buttons you need, and completely eliminates the need for the channels pallet. This leaves room to easily see your images big and beautiful, even on a laptop screen. Every action in Lumenzia creates just a single history step, so you can undo anything with
- Simplify exposure blending. Automatically stack, align, and sort your exposures light to dark for blending.
- Smaller files. Lumenzia doesn’t use channels, so your files stay small. A typical TIF file from a Nikon D800 grows from 200MB to 1.4GB when creating channel masks, but would remain the same 200MB size in Lumenzia. And Lumenzia can combine group masks to significantly cut down on file size, often reducing file size a further 2050%!
- Beautiful vignettes with ease. Just draw a selection around the target area to create a vignette of any size, sharp, or position in the image. The vignette can be easily modified, inverted (to lighten the center) or combined with luminosity masks (to avoid darkening shadows too much)
The Lumenzia panel features:
- Customizeable luminosity masking presets
- Zone masking system
- Zone pickers (select the right zone mask visually by clicking on the image)
- Range picker (select any range of midtones visually by clicking on the image)
- “Lighter/Darker” masks (select pixels relative to surrounding pixels)
- Refine masks to specific locations or colors in the image
- Combine masks (merge group masks to save space and see exactly what is masked)
- Splitscreen to see the mask and image simultaneously
- “PreBlend” to automatically stack, align, and sort exposures for blending
- Custom vignettes
- Dodging and burningSaturation masks (colorspecific vibrance control)
- Apply or replace masks on existing layers with a single click
- Luminosity and dust visualization tools to easily find and fix defects
- Advanced sharpening methods for portraits (surface blur) and landscape (high pass)
- Quick access to training and support videos (via “tutorials” button)
What’s New in Lumenzia (Luminosity Masking Panel) 5.0.0
- Release notes not available at the time of this post.