Darkening the sky with the Graduated Filter


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Darkening the sky with the Graduated Filter

One of the most common situations where a graduated filter will be helpful is a situation like this, where you have this bright sun, we have a little bit of a darker foreground, and the sky, because we have these white clouds in it, because of the time of day, well, it's just really bright. A lot of times what we'll try to do is correct this, say, in the Basic panel. We'll work with our controls, maybe we'll add a little bit of Contrast, we can try to bring down those Highlights a little bit to darken those up, we can work with the Whites as well, and these can help us get to a little bit of a better spot in regards to how we're processing the image.

Already it's looking a touch better; here's the before, now after, but we just need more control of the sky. We need to be able to bring that down really in a way that's separate from the foreground. So in this case, a graduated filter really is the answer. Well, in order to select the tool, we can press the M...

Darkening the sky with the Graduated Filter
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Darkening the sky with the Graduated Filter provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Lightroom 4 Essentials: 02 Enhancing Photos with the Develop Module

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