This Strange Lightroom Function Enables Powerful Edits

Lightroom recently rolled out a new and far more powerful masking panel, and if you have not taken the time to incorporate it into your workflow yet, you are missing out on some highly useful tools. One particular function, Intersect, is a bit strange and not necessarily intuitive, but once you get the hang of it, it enables quick and powerful edits, and this excellent video tutorial will show you everything you need to know about it. 

Coming to you from Anthony Morganti, this awesome video tutorial will show you how to use Lightroom's Intersect function in the new masking panel. The name comes from the "and" operator in logic, which means a statement will be true if and only if each constituent statement is true. This means that can you can create multiple masks that follow different rules (such as a gradient mask and luminosity mask), and Lightroom will only apply the adjustment in the overlap between the two. This allows you to efficiently create precise masks that would be rather cumbersome otherwise and opens up some creative possibilities that might be too difficult or time-consuming otherwise. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Morganti. 

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Patrick Hall's picture

Lightrooms new AI subject masks and intersect masks are such a game changer. It's pretty crazy what you can do in Lightroom now and batch across a whole series. Pye Jirsa opened my eyes to these features and it's a total game changer.