How to Color Grade Using Luminosity Masks

Zoë Noble's work has been featured in Vogue Arabia, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia and ELLE Japan, and she has shot commercial campaigns for L'Oréal Paris, Vichy, and Etsy. Check out her awesome technique for color grading in this video.

She now shares her knowledge with other photographers and retouchers through her YouTube channel, where she covers skin retouching and color grading. In the video above, Noble goes over the flexibility that luminosity masks allow when color grading. You might not have seen this method before, but it's a unique and particular useful way to put the final touches on an image and really make it shine. She's been praised by her followers for being incredibly comprehensive while teaching advanced techniques. Instead of just showing how she does something, she explains her thinking behind her methods as well. 

You can view more of her work through her website, Instagram, and Facebook. To watch more tutorials from her, check out her YouTube channel. Her content is updated regularly with new images and useful information on photography and retouching.

Let us know in the comment section below what your favorite ways to color grade in Photoshop are and what you thought of this method. 

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Emily Teague is an editorial & commercial photographer working out of Los Angeles and New York. Her style is greatly influenced by her photojournalism, world travels, color, and love for creating visual narratives.

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Zoë is amazing, love her work.

I can only add that using comfortable tools like ARCPanel ( would make it even easier to do colour grading.

Really good. Thank you!

This is OLD! :P

I think this was posted here already some time ago.

Hi J.R.- Fstoppers featured another video by Zoë on her dodge and burn method, but this is the first time we're sharing this video on her color grading.