Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Gradual editing with the Graduated filter, part of Up and Running with Lightroom 5.
The Graduated Filter tool in the toolbar here in Lightroom's Develop panel, offers …yet another way to apply an effect or a combination of effects to just isolated …areas of a photo. Here for example, I'd like to brighten up …the buildings without blowing out the sky. …And I think I can accomplish that with a couple of Graduated filters, which apply …effects in a graduated falloff pattern. I'll click on the Graduated Filter tool …in the toolbar under the histogram, and that opens the Graduated Filter panel. …If you've been following along, you may recognize the controls in the effects …section of this panel. They're the same as the controls in the …Adjustment brush and the Radial filter. I usually start here by double-clicking …the effect label to set the persistent settings back to their defaults.…
And just so you can see what the Graduated filter does, I'm going to take …the Exposure slider and drag it way over to the left. …And then, I'll come into the image and I'm going to start at the right side of …
Then you'll learn key ways to manage your photos in Lightroom, from reviewing photos after a shoot to working with Smart Previews when your photos are offline. This part of the course covers making collections, adding keywords, and much more.
Next, the course introduces the Lightroom Develop module and its features for improving a photo's appearance, including adjusting tone and color, cropping and fixing perspective, converting to black and white, reducing noise, and sharpening. It explores how to make local adjustments with the Adjustment Brush, Radial Filter, Graduated Filter, and Spot Removal tools. The course ends with a look at the most commonly used Lightroom features for sharing photos: exporting, printing, and sharing online.
- Importing photos
- Viewing, sorting, and selecting photos
- Reviewing and rating photos
- Finding photos with keywords and filters
- Cropping and straightening photos
- Fixing perspective with Upright
- Adjusting color and tone
- Targeting edits with the Adjustment Brush
- Sharing photos on Facebook
- Exporting and printing photos
Skill Level Beginner
Using Lightroom and Photoshop Togetherwith Jan Kabili2h 36m Intermediate
1. Importing Photos
2. Managing Photos in the Library Module
3. Editing Photos in the Develop Module
4. Correcting Part of a Photo
5. Sharing and Printing Photos
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