So… How Did I Not Know About Auto Mask in Lightroom?

Lightroom continues to get better and better, adding more features to its already powerful plethora of editing tools. Some photographers have completely switched to Lightroom instead of using a Lightroom and Photoshop combo workflow. I stay in Lightroom almost exclusively, but it seems like things are still slipping my attention.

Call it laziness, or call it lack of attention, but I’ve just discovered auto mask in Lightroom and I’m thrilled!

I’ve wasted a lot of time switching back and forth between Lightroom and Photoshop to get my editing inside all the lines.

With auto mask I won’t have to do that anymore.

Auto mask in Lightroom is used with the brush to detect when you’re effect is going to cross an edge. Lightroom will keep your effect in the area you’re adjusting and out of the areas you don’t want to adjust.

Yes, I know what you’re thinking. Yes, it is magic.

I could type a lot of explanations and how auto mask in Lightroom works, or I could show you an example in video form. Videos are easier for both of us.

Thus, here is the video!