Video Tutorial Help
How should I approach this video?
I suggest watching the video and having the layers PSB open in photoshop so that you can click them on and off to see the adjustments for the first viewing. If you wish to process the file along with the video, I have included a PSB that contains the unedited smart object layers in your download. Simply open that file and walk along with the video.
Which media player should I use to watch the video?
I suggest using VLC Player which can be be downloaded for free via this link: VLC Media Player.
What software do I need?
Aside from VLC for the playing of the video, I only use Adobe Lightroom CC (for file management/review), Adobe Camera Raw (for raw processing), and Adobe Photoshop CC. These are all available for the $9.99/month Photography subscription available via this link: Adobe Creative Cloud Plans. Most of the techniques can also be used in older versions of Photoshop.
Why doesn’t the video accurately represent the file you included?
You may see some inaccurate color/tonal representation and color banding due to the compressed video file. This is done to help limit file size.
Where can I learn more about luminosity masks?
While my videos are meant for those that have familiarity with luminosity masks, those unfamiliar with the concept can also benefit with just a little bit of learning. I am available for private instruction via Skype Screen-sharing and would be happy to help you get a handle on them: One-on-one Photoshop Instruction.
You can also read an article on the topic on Tony Kuyper’s website. Tony is the man who popularized the use of luminosity masks. His extremely popular action panel can also be purchased on his website: Goodlight.us.
Where can I get photoshop actions for luminosity masks?
I use Tony Kuyper’s 16-bit luminosity masks which can be downloaded for free via this link: How to Make 16-bit luminosity masks (with link to download actions for free). Simply download them and double-click on the file to load them into the actions panel in Photoshop.
Can I share this with friends?
No. This is how I make my living, buy my food, and raise my son. Sharing this video is much like stealing food off of my table. I have put a lot of work into this product and appreciate your support and I ask that you not take advantage of your purchase in this regard. If someone you know is looking for a copy, I would highly appreciate it if you refer them to my website to purchase a one for themselves. Thank you for your understanding.
Will I receive a hard copy of the video tutorial?
No. You are purchasing a digital copy. After your purchase a download link will be sent to you via email. I suggest downloading the zip file to your desktop computer and extracting the files. You will receive the video, a scaled-down PSD containing all of the layers in the video, and this help document. If you wish to copy the video from your computer to your mobile device, that is fine as long as it is for your own personal use. As stated above, please do not share this product.
Where can I download that fancy web sharpener that you use?
I use the sharpening script written by Andreas Resch. He’s a great photographer and awesome person to be providing his script and support for free, but I highly suggest that you consider making a donation for the amount of time and knowledge he put into it. You can download it here: Andreas Resch Web Sharpening Script.
If you have any questions that are not covered above, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.