With the wonderful new masking tools in Lightroom Classic V 11 we can easily Select the Sky and make adjustments. Select luminosity or Color and make further adjustments and we can add and subtract from those masks to refine them further.
I first go to the new masking tool and SELECT SKY and TADA, it creates a mask. Sometimes its not perfect so I need to ADD or SUBTRACT from the mask to further refine it. No Problem
SUBTRACT with brush (BLACK ) to clean up mountain top
ADD with Brush (white) to clean up Sky
After I make adjustments to the sky wouldn’t it be great to simply DUPLICATE the whole thing and INVERT it to select everything but the sky for further adjustments. If you’ve been playing around with this you have found that that doesnt do what you want it to do!!!!
Heres a workaround Ive found and it seems to do just what I want with a few extra steps.
Step One – DUPLICATE THE MASK
2. On the very bottom layer of the new mask click the 3 dots and choose INVERT
3. On the next level up click the 3 dots and select CONVERT ( it will either say Add or Subtract depending on what you did before) If you added on the first mask it will say subtract etc
4. Do this on the remaining “layers” and TADA an inverted mask with all the adjustment!
Seems like a lot but it really goes fast. Im sure the engineers at Adobe are working on this and it will be much easier after an update but for now this works great!