Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video The Graduated filter, part of Photoshop: Raw Workshop (2013).
You may be familiar the use of a graduated neutral density filter. …This type of filter allows us to essentially hold back the exposure for …the sky for example, so that we can get a more even result in the final image. …With this scene, the sky is very bright and the foreground is very dark, and so …we might want to darken the sky without affecting the foreground. …Even better, we can take it beyond simple exposure. …With the gradient adjustment in Adobe Camera Raw, we can apply a variety of …adjustments to a specific area having that adjustment taper off into the rest …of the image. Let's go ahead and apply a graduated …adjustment to the image. I'll start off by choosing the graduated …filter tool on the toolbar and you can see that I now have a set of controls …that are available for for that graduated filter.…
I'll go ahead and just drag within the image. …I can always change things later. You'll see that I have some default …settings based on a previous adjustment. I can drag to define the distance between …
- Opening raw captures
- Setting Camera Raw preferences
- Zooming and panning
- Processing multiple images
- Image rotation, cropping, and straightening
- White balance and tonal adjustments
- Sharpening and noise reduction
- Split toning
- Compensating for lens vignetting
- Focused adjustments
Skill Level Beginner
1. Adobe Camera Raw Overview
2. Basic Adjustments
3. Advanced Adjustments
4. Focused Adjustments
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