Earlier this week, the popular Photoshop luminosity masking panel Lumenzia moved on to version 8 and added plenty of new tools and an interesting UI tweak while retaining the workflow of the previous release.
Luminosity masking is something I use in almost every photo I edit, and it enables me to really fine-tune and localize the areas of an image I want to manipulate. Many times while in editing there is a small tweak that would make the photo look better, say bumping up the contrast in the midtones, but performing that change globally across the whole image would actually end up make the photo look worse by crushing blacks and blowing out highlights. That’s where luminosity masking can save the day (and a lot of time).
Lumenzia V8 adds new slider capabilities, an improved dodge and burn workflow, a better selection tool and Blendif support, a new edge mask to fix haloing, a compact interface mode, and much more. Check out the full changelog on the Lumenzia website to see everything new, updated, and fixed.
The Lumenzia Version 8 panel is priced at $39.99 and is a free upgrade to existing customers. It’s fully compatible with Photoshop CC, with some interface limitations for CS6 users.