Complete Selection Control with Blend If

I showed you how to easily color grade a photo a few weeks ago. It brought out a LOT of questions about split toning, luminosity masks, and more advanced thoughts. I figured I would follow up that Color Grading video with a more advanced look at color grading with my favorite tool… Blend If!

Blend If is intimidating, I get it. It is tough to find in Photoshop, and because it is so secluded, we almost forget about it. It’s also not described very well, and there are many ways to use it depending on how you are working with it.  For the most part, I and many others have only shown how to use Blend If Grey.  However, there is a ton of power in Blend If Red, Green, and Blue.

This tutorial will show you how to blend highlights and shadows with different color grades using Blend If. I will also show you how to protect ANY color with Blend If as well!


Blake Rudis
f.64 Academy and f.64 Elite are the brainchildren of Blake Rudis. While he is a landscape photographer he is most passionate about post-processing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.

For Blake, it is less about the art and more about the process. He dives deep into difficult topics and makes them easy to understand through his outside the box thinking.
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