QuickMask Luminosity Masks

Creating 16 Bit Luminosity Masks with ease from within Photoshop.

Luminosity Masks Photoshop Plugin

QuickMask 16 Bit Luminosity Masks

In the past, the traditional way to make Luminosity Masks in Photoshop was to create and stop them as alpha channels.

Storing them as channels had one drawback as these alpha channels effectively increased the size of the document.

The new QuickMask panel now creates the luminosity masks as a layer mask which not only prevents the document size from growing out of control but allows us to use true 16 bit luminosity masks.

Compatible With Photoshop 2021 And Newer
QuickMask has been designed to work with Photoshop CC2021 and newer which incorporates the Plugin feature.

Lights - Mids- Darks Luminosity Masks

Choose from one of the Lights Mid-Tone or Darks presets to create luminosity masks based on different image luminosity values.

Luminosity Masking Buttons

Clean Generated Masks

The luminosity preset buttons creates clean 16 bit masks without the need to use any additional alpha channels. 

Lights 3 Luminosity Mask
Darks2 Luminosity Mask
Refine Photoshop Luminosity Masks

Refining The Masks

Each targeted luminosity mask can now be refined further using a separate levels adjustment layer. individual colours can be changed prior to converting to black and white. 

Adjustment Layers

Outputting The Masks

Each targeted luminosity mask can now be outputted to a Levels, Curves or Brightness Adjustment layer. An option to convert to black and white is also available. 


QuickMask Options

Under the Options tab in the QuickMask interface are various options which perform the following tasks.

  • Flatten the image
  • Resize the image
  • Save For Web
  • Save As
  • Add Dodge and Burn 50% Grey Layer

Easy Installation With The Adobe CC App

Installing the QuickMask Photoshop Plugins has been made easier with the new ccx file extension which integrates with the Adobe Creative Cloud application.

Photoshop CC-2021 and newer
Windows or macOS

CCX Install

Buy QuickMask

The QuickMask Photoshop Plugin is available to buy direct from the online store with immediate delivery upon completed purchase.

QuickMask User Guide

The QuickMask Photoshop Plugin user guide in PDF format is available to download without any obligation.