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Editing Toolbox: Using Masking Overlays in Lightroom

editing toolbox free editing tutorials Apr 12, 2023

By Charlotte Reeves

Masks in Lightroom are AWESOME but sometimes it can be hard to see from the red overlay where the mask is actually applying to! This means you might miss seeing where the mask isn't entirely accurate, resulting in your edits not being as good as they could be.

In this video, I'll show you a couple of ways you can make the masked area easier to see, by changing the colour and density of the mask, and by using different masking modes.

Happy masking! 🎭

If you need to learn more about Lightroom masks, check out the blog post Using Gradients in Lightroom to Paint with Light.

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