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Still not sure how to use Lightroom’s new masking tools? It will help you

If you’re still unsure how to use masking in Lightroom, this will answer all your questions.

In recent articles here and here on Fstoppers, we’ve seen how far Lightroom has become a standalone tool. Traditionally, Adobe’s Lightroom software was seen primarily as an organizational tool best suited for sorting and cataloging images, while its partner in the Adobe suite, Photoshop, was used for the heavy lifting of photo assignments. complex editing. However, with recent updates, Lightroom has become a much more capable editing tool in its own right, and it has a lot to do with masking. But when I talk to a lot of photographers, they still don’t know how to fully utilize Lightroom’s new masking features.

That’s why this awesome new video brought to you by aows is so helpful. It walks you through the process of editing multiple images and specifically walks you through using the new masking tool in Lightroom. Along the way, you’ll learn about other tools to help you with the process, such as linear gradients, radial gradients, and using brushes for more precise selections. As the masking tool is fairly new to Lightroom, just trying to figure out the dialog can be confusing on its own, which is what I found so useful here. If you haven’t tried this tool yet because it seems a bit confusing, this will make things much clearer for you. Give it a watch and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.