From October the 26th Adobe Lightroom introduces its new update, with some great new masking features.
Lightroom has been the core of editing photographs for many many years now. Updating features on a frequent basis to make our lives easier and to help us produce better-edited images. With its new update, Adobe is introducing some really big changes and especially with the masking tools which were well received in Photoshop with the AI-powered Select Subject and Sky Replacement.
The existing engine in Lightroom wasn't as compatible with the AI-powered tools so they readdressed the architecture of the engine to allow for more creative use of the masking features. What did their customers want? More control over selective edits and masks. So the Adobe team worked with its customers to reassess how the selections were made in Lightroom.
So what are the new features of masking? Well, to start with the Brush tool has been replaced with a new masking button and this is where the excitement starts. From here you have the option to Select Subject or Select Sky, but it doesn't stop there. From here you can create mask groups enabling you to mix and combine any other mask tool including the brush, gradient, luminance, and color range tools. You also have the ability to rename the masks to keep track of your edits.
Check out the video above to see the new masking features in action. Excited to try them? I know I definitely am. Roll on the 26th of October.