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sekuko

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I'm new to photoshop (version 21.0.1) and trying to exposure blend with luminosity masks. However I get a strange pixelated effect.
I've created the mask for the top layer:
1.jpg
When I show only the top image I get this pixelated appearance (I want the top part of the image to show through):
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When I paint with white on the mask I get the desired effect. Why doesn't it happen with the luminosity mask?:
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What am I doing wrong? Please I need help. Thanks in advance
 

hawkeye

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For masks, white reveals, black conceals. Grey will yield semi-transparency.
If you want the sky to show, paint the mask with white.
 

sekuko

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Thanks. But isn't this supposed to happen automatically with luminosity masks ? I'm using TK panel basic.
 

IamSam

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Hello. Sorry that you're having issues.
It's really hard for us to offer help here when we have no idea how the luminosity mask was created. Stating that you are using a TK Panel is not much help.
A luminosity mask is still just a layer mask created by making a selection. If you are experiencing transparency, then you need to adjust the selection to include the desired pixels.

I'm using TK panel basic.
 

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