Drawing With Light – 21st Century Dodging and Burning, with John Paul Caponigro

These essential go-to techniques will help you master selections and masks; simple masks, gradient masks, luminance masks, contour masks and more.

These essential go-to techniques will help you master selections and masks; simple masks, gradient masks, luminance masks, contour masks and more. Plus, learn to control the position and quality of every transition and edge.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Drawing Light (Duration 41:24)

Enhance luminosity, hue, and saturation with brushes

Lesson 2: Avoiding Side Effects (Duration 05:39)

Most of the adjustment layers will create unwanted side effects. This lesson covers some ways to work around those.

Lesson 3: Simple Selections and Masks (Duration 13:06)

Make simple selections and masks

Lesson 4: Gradient Masks (Duration 18:21)

Create smooth gradations in masks

Lesson 5: Edge (Duration 04:32)

Control the placement and hardness of mask edges

Lesson 6: Luminance Masks (Duration 12:06)

Mask shadows or highlights

Lesson 7: Contour Masks (Duration 05:46)

Precisely and efficiently select contours in an image

Lesson 8: Compositing Light (Duration 07:00)

Layer exposures of varied light to create new light effects

Lesson 9: Drawing Techniques and Workflow Tips (Duration 15:51)

Here are some tips for navigating masks and improving your workflow.

Meet Your Instructor: John Paul Caponigro

John Paul Caponigro, the author of Adobe Photoshop Master Class, is an internationally reknowned artist. A contributing editor for Digital Photo Pro and Camera Arts and a columnist for Photoshop…

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