Join Mikkel Aaland for an in-depth discussion in this video The Graduated Filter tool, part of Getting Started with Adobe Camera Raw 5.
Camera raw's graduated filter allows you to set tonal adjustments gradually across …a specific area of your image. I'll select the graduated filter here in …the toolbar. I could also have selected it by hitting …the G key. To the right in this panel here you can …see several options appear. I'm going to work just for the exposure …values on this image that you see. I want to darken the sky and keep the …foreground the way it is. So I'm going to go with a negative …exposure value, bring my cursor up to the top of the image area.…
I'm going to hold the shift key down and then click. …Holding the shift key restrains the graduated filter. …Now, if I don't hold the shift key, I can actually move this graduated filter to …any angle I want. But I want this to be restrained, so I'm …going to hold the shift key and drag and drop. …This line down over the sky up to the horizon line. …Now what I'm doing here is I'm spreading that effect gradually over that area …between the green and white dotted line at the top and the red and white dotted …
- The Camera Raw interface
- Opening RAW, JPEG, and TIFF files in Camera Raw
- The Toolbar
- Workflow tips
- Basic image processing
- Using the Parametric and Point curves
- Managing noise reduction
- Working with hue, saturation, and luminance
- Creating a split-toned image
- Removing chromatic aberrations
Skill Level Beginner
Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: Camera Rawwith Chris Orwig7h 4m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6with Chris Orwig6h 28m Appropriate for all
1. Before You Start
2. The Toolbar
3. Workflow Tips
4. Basic Tab: Basic Image Processing
5. Tone Curve Tab
6. Detail Tab
7. HSL/Grayscale Tab
8. The Split Toning Tab
Creating a split-toned image2m 40s
9. Lens Correction Tab
10. Presets Tab
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