How To Use The Awesome Color Range Masking (in 60-seconds or less)

Another awesome, and very quick tip, from longtime Lightroom team member Benjamin Warde. If you’re not using the Adjustment Brush’s new Color Range Masking feature, this video will surely make you want to.

Right? Right! It works amazingly well on a wide range of images. You’ve gotta try it (and thanks, Benjamin). πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by, everybody and we’ll catch you here tomorrow for Rob’s Wednesday column. πŸ™‚



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  1. Thank you for this awesome tip! Love the idea of drawing a box to pick up all of the colors in the area. Benjamin and Kelby tips are wonderful!

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  2. Good tip. My Range Mask is set to off and I can’t seem to activate it – any ideas what’s wrong? Thanks

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  3. Instead of painting with the adjustment brush, use the gradient tool, but start it outside your photo and then push away just a little bit. In two seconds, you have a 100% mask over the whole image, then use the color range tool.

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  4. Wonderful tip Benjamin!! I would have never thought about it. dale

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  5. it was a really great example to do it with…

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  6. Very, very cool and extremely helpful tip. Thank you Benjamin!

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  7. Very Cool tip. Did not know about dragging the square to define the range.

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  8. I didn’t know that. So helpful… Thank you

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