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Mask off an area and lighten the rest of the picture.

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Is there a way to mask of an area and lighten the rest of the picture. For example, mask the bracelet and make everything in the picture light. But not lighten the bracelet. I am trying to make the background white/lighter while keeping the bracelet color the way they are. I have tried using the mask and painting around the bracelet but it always comes out looking fake.

 

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I have a very short video that shows the Gradient Tool working with Range Mask 'Color'-

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fp0nq2n27739jzr/Range%20Mask%20Trick.mp4?dl=0

 

 

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Mask off an area and lighten the rest of the picture.

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Is there a way to mask of an area and lighten the rest of the picture. For example, mask the bracelet and make everything in the picture light. But not lighten the bracelet. I am trying to make the background white/lighter while keeping the bracelet color the way they are. I have tried using the mask and painting around the bracelet but it always comes out looking fake.

 

20200610-20200610-DSC_4415.jpg

 

 

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I have a very short video that shows the Gradient Tool working with Range Mask 'Color'-

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fp0nq2n27739jzr/Range%20Mask%20Trick.mp4?dl=0

 

 

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Lightroom classic has much better masking tools (auto mask in particular)

On your image i tried doing it with light settings.   I increased whites, and highlights/contract to get close perhaps.

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So you painted around the bracelet using the mask, but you didn't use full white. I just want to make sure I understand. Thank you for the help.

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 Forgot to mention that I am using Lightroom classic.

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Oh; I did no painting; I was simply adjusting light sliders.

 

If you are using Classic then you can do it much better.  Use the paint tool with the auto mask turned on. It will help you stay "inside the lines".  Paint the area you want white avoiding the bracelet; then simply adjust the exposure of the painted area up.    If you get some paint on the bracelet use the eraser to unpaint it.  Prss the "O" on the keyboard to see where you painted

 

This is the Lightroom Cloudy version forum btw

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If you have Classic then it's possible to use color range masking.

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I will have to look up color range masking. I am a newbie and I am not sure what it is. If you happen to know a good tutorial that would be great.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFuHYJvBXIQ

 

Real simple using a Graduated Filter dragged off the canvas so it's applied to the whole image using a Luminance Range Mask. Follow steps 1-5.

 

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Discover how to make precise adjustments using the new Color and Luminance Range Masking in Lightroom Classic CC. Lightroom Classic CC: https://adobe.ly/2gNc...

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Thank you! I will try this.

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@Todd_Shaner I could use a little help with this. When I select the Graduated filter my screen looks different than your. The range mask is off and greyed out. How do I turn that on? And what is step 2 doing please? I appreciate the help. I have been struggling with white backgrounds forever.

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When I select the Graduated filter my screen looks different than your. The range mask is off and greyed out. How do I turn that on? And what is step 2 doing please?

 

After clicking on the Graduated Filter (Step 1) hover the cursor over the right side of the canvas. Next (Step 2) hold down the left mouse button and drag the cursor slightly to the right. If necessary straighten or move the Graduated filter so that the three lines are not touching the canvas as in my screenshot. This will apply the Graduated filter uniformally across the whole image. I suggest watching the video at the link I provided if you are still having trouble. Thank you.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFuHYJvBXIQ

Discover how to make precise adjustments using the new Color and Luminance Range Masking in Lightroom Classic CC. Lightroom Classic CC: https://adobe.ly/2gNc...

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I have a very short video that shows the Gradient Tool working with Range Mask 'Color'-

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fp0nq2n27739jzr/Range%20Mask%20Trick.mp4?dl=0

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.0, Photoshop 22.0, Lightroom 4.0, Windows-10. Nikon DSLR.

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Thank you. The video was great. Nice and easy.

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