If you’re like me and use Lightroom for developing your images you’re no doubt aware of the great sharpening tools, especially the masking tool – which for those that don’t know selectively applies the masking to an image much in the same way that you can do with masks in Photoshop, but a whole load faster.
When using the masking preview what you see is an almost x-ray/electron microscope look to the image which shows where the masking is being applied (white/grey) and where it is not (black).
For me, some of these preview images are almost art in themselves. Have a look at the examples below (from yesterday’s macro shots) and see what you think.
Pretty awesome I think