Darkening a sky with the Graduated filter


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Darkening a sky with the Graduated filter

With this image, I'm interested in enhancing it a little bit in regards to its color and tone, and I also want to the darken the sky a touch. In order to do that, we're going to press the M key to activate the Graduated Filter. Now here, what we want to do is start off by lowering our exposure a little bit, and then we'll simply click and drag in order to darken that sky area. And as we rotate this, we can see that we can rotate left or right. We want to try to get this aligned right along the horizon there. We'll just make sure that our darkening effect is kind of following this particular aspect of the photograph.

Now at this juncture, we can of course move this up and we can also decrease the transition area, so that there's a little bit less of a transition as it moves throughout the image here. All right, well we can of course also decrease the overall Exposure a little bit more, increase the Contrast for more definition, and sometimes surprisingly, even Brightness...

Darkening a sky with the Graduated filter
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Darkening a sky with the Graduated filter provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Lightroom 3 Essential Training

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