I'm back today with another utility Action for you all to download, for free, and see how it works for you. It deals with luminosity mask level control of what I often call the Big Three of image control: highlights, mids, and shadows. It's the most common use of luminosity masks, so, why not streamline it into an Action?
I find that this is great for color correcting, color grading/styling, or even quick test edits on the fly. While it is a fairly flexible Action, I do recommend that you run it after you finish all your clean up (including liquify, if applicable) as the results are luminosity based and won't work right if you make major changes after the fact.
Of course, this new Action isn't the only method I use when applying color work to an image, but it is still a very useful tool overall for controlling the three main ranges of your image. I strongly recommend watching the video tutorial above (or on my YouTube channel) to get the full explanation of how you can use and modify the Action, but by all means try it out and let me know if it works for you (or if you run into any problems with it.)
Below are what luminosity masks can look like — but how are they used? Oh, in many, many ways. This is but the tip of the iceberg if you're new to luminosity control:
Download the Action here (yes, it's free) and by all means, tell the world if you love it: