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AuthorSubject: Luminosity Mask+Levels vs Curves   [Go to Bottom of Page]
Kevin Connery
Posted on Fri Aug 29, 2003 12:30 AM

I've noticed a lot of tutorials have been recommending the use of a luminosity mask + Levels rather than Curves. Is there some synergism between the two that makes them more powerful/flexible/whatever than Curves alone?

I've done some simple testing, and I don't see a difference, but figured I'd ask. (Heck, is there even an advantage to using luminosity masks with Curves?) I know that such content-derived masks can be invaluable in other areas, but I'm puzzled by their use for overall tonal correction, and the tutorials seldom explain WHY some of the steps are taken. Is it voodoo, or are there benefits? When?


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