VIEW option in Luminosity Masking Not Working?Answered
On1 Photo Raw 2021 Clicking the View option not turning image black and white. If I select the Lumen option the mask icon turns B&W but if I select the View option to change the actual image to show luminosity mask areas nothing changes image stays coloured.
I have the Sharpening option selected from the Filters menu, have watched the videos on Luminosity Masks and Colour Range but the image does not change, maybe a setting I have missed?
Thanks for any help. Russ.
I'm sorry but I'm having a hard time understanding exactly what it is you are describing or expecting to have happen. Some screen shots showing us what you are doing and seeing would be helpful. I'm assuming that you are talking about the View button in the masking options for your Sharpening Effect.
When you first apply an effect it has no mask. The mask preview area shows all white or a gray rectangle with a black circle in it before the masking options have been viewed. Once there is a mask, whether it is one you paint in or one you create with the Luminosity Mask button, then that mask is shown in the mask's preview. Clicking the View button will toggle the mask's visibility over the photo so you can see which areas have been masked and which have not. Where the mask is white are the areas where the filter will be applied, in this case it is where you should be looking for the sharpening effect. It does not affect the image however.
I could be wrong, I don't think you want a Luminosity Mask for this. You would be sharping only the brighter areas and leaving the shadowed areas unsharpened.
Try this to get a better handle on Luminosity Masks. Add a Local Adjustment then add a Luminosity Mask. You'll see that only the bright areas are darkened by the adjustment's default -1 exposure setting. Vary the exposure or play with something dramatic like altering the color balance with the Temperature and Tint sliders to see which parts of the photo are being affected (the white areas in the mask) and which are protected from the changes (the black areas in the mask.)0
Just following Russels description, the only way I can see that happening is if you're masking a layer lower than the one you're viewing. If that's the case, clicking view won't show the mask because it's not affecting the upper layer that's actually being viewed.
If you are using layers, turn off or reduce the opacity of the layer above the one that you're working on.
If this is not the case, then as Brian says, we need some screenshots to see what's going on.0
Hi, Thankyou for the reply.
From your reply "Clicking the View button will toggle the mask's visibility over the photo so you can see which areas have been masked and which have not." this is for some reason what is not happening, I am using RAW images sent to On1 from Lightroom.
My images are mostly of birds so I wanted to try and create a mask just to sharpen that subject and leave the surroundings alone, I also was hoping that by creating a mask I could also copy it and use for adding contrast to the birds feathers, I no you can paint on a mask but again thought that a luminosity mask would be more precise and a quicker option especially on smaller subjects. Again thankyou for your reply, Russ.0
We need to see some screenshots to see what you are doing before we can tell where things are going wrong. Please show the entire screen, not just a section of it.0
OK will do but will need to be tomorrow evening. Thank you0
As can be seen in image 5 the image is grey scale in the small box but no matter what I select I cannot get to show grey scale in the main large image. Thank you, Russ.0
What View Mode is set? (from Menu select Mask then View Mode).
If this is set to "RedOverlay when brushing" then nothing changes if you just click View. Needs to be set to Grayscale to get B&W view of any mask.0
Hi, Spot on David that has done the trick, thanks to everyone who tried to help. Russ.0
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