Master the Powerful and Precise Masking of Lightroom!


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Master the Powerful and Precise Masking of Lightroom!

When Adobe announced the new masking tools for Photoshop Camera Raw and Lightroom, we all celebrated. With the most recent updates, these new tools have become more powerful at creating masks for local adjustments and a great enhancement to what was available in previous software versions. However, these masking tools can be a bit tricky to master and that’s where this workshop comes in!

In our 3 hours together, we will help de-mystify the tools and set you on the path of creative mastery. We will set the stage for a simple workflow, starting with the fundamentals of masking using the brush, radial and linear gradients, luminance  and color range masks and the A.I. driven select subject, sky and background tools. We will then dive into the nuances of each tool including combining methods and intersecting masks. We will end the evening working with the new people masking option, so you can take your portrait enhancement skills to the next level.

Due to the “hands on” nature of this workshop we will need to limit the class size to 12 students and all participants should have a solid foundation in using Adobe’s Lightroom Classic. Bring your computer. Class taught by Randy Collier.

When-April 6th at 6:00- 9:00 pm

Where- pictureline, 305 West 700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Who-any WCC member with a good understanding of Lightroom


Randy’s bio:  Randy earned his Master of Photography and Craftsman Degree from the Professional Photographers of America. He is a past President of Professional Photographers of Idaho.

As a five-time Idaho Professional Photographer of the Year, three-time Intermountain Professional Photographer of the year and PPA Rocky Mountain Regional Master Photographer of the Year, Randy has used his photographic and artwork skills in teaching professionals across the United States and Canada. In a four-year span he received nine Kodak Gallery awards and was selected to display his work at the Epcot Center. The National Association of Professional Photoshop Users awarded him with the Guru Award for excellence in Photoshop design.

In addition to owning three prior Portrait Studios, Randy has worked as a National Sales Manager for two major Photo Labs and as the Account Executive for Kodak Professional serving Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, and Colorado. As VP of Photography and as Director of R&D, he played an important role in the digital development and the growth of Kiddie Kandids, a chain of children’s portrait studios.

Randy has taught Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom on the College level and regularly conducts photo workshops in Italy and throughout Utah and Idaho.

He recently sold his own Portrait Studio in Salt Lake City, Utah. He now is concentrating on his fine art photography and is also taking on more teaching opportunities. He loves to share the forty years of photographic knowledge that he has acquired.

You can view some of Randy’s work online at