The Graduated Filter tool


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The Graduated Filter tool

Most photographers are probably familiar with the Graduated Split Neutral Density Filter. Which allows you to for example, hold back a sky so that you can even out an exposure where the sky is very bright and the foreground is very dark. Lighroom includes a similar adjustment, the Graduated Filter. But instead of only allowing you to adjust luminance levels across the image, it allows you to apply a variety of different adjustments. With this image, for example, the subject obviously is the truck. And if you felt that the sky was distracting or maybe a little bit too washed out, you might want to apply an adjustment that only affects the sky.

Gradually tapering off to the foreground of the image. Let's take a look at how we can apply this sort of adjustment with the Graduated Filter. I'll start off by clicking on the Graduated Filter button at the top of the right panel in the Develop Module. You could also press the letter M to activate the Graduated Filter. When ...

The Graduated Filter tool
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The Graduated Filter tool provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Lightroom 4 Image Optimization Workshop

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