Making Adjustments using serial LMs
Lets say I have blended an image or I have just 1 image. I want to make adjustments to the highlights, shadows and midtones using targeted LMs. How do I go about doing this?
I've tried to do this in Raya Pro but when I create another LM for an adjustment, it just replaces the previous LM and I lose my 1st adjustment. Can anyone help please?
There are a couple of ways to do this.
1. First create an adjustment layer of the type that you want, then use either IM or RGB tabs to create the mask your looking for, then apply it to the adjustment layer.
2. Use the Zone Contrast tool under the DB tab. This creates specific curves adjustment layers for 6 tonal ranges, 2 each for Midtones, Shadows and Highlights.
@grant-swinbourne Thanks I’ll try your suggestions. So I make a new adjustment layer first then create the targeted mask and apply it?
Correct. In IM there is a Test which shows what the mask will do when applied to the adjustment layer, and an Apply button which commits the mask to the layer.
When you've got the mask you want, click on the layer you intend to apply it to and then click on either Test or Apply.
Great advice Grant.