Using the Graduated Filter tool


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Using the Graduated Filter tool

There's another new brush in Camera Raw, and that is the Graduated Filter Brush. What this tool does is lets you lay down one or more adjustments in a gradient pattern, so that they blend nicely into the rest of the image. I am going to show you how to use that brush on this image of the stormy sky. But first I want you notice that this image is not a raw image. Instead it's a JPEG. Yes, it's true that you can open JPEGs or even TIFFs into the Camera Raw window. Some people prefer to do that because they just like the way the Adjustment tools are laid out here in Camera Raw.

Regardless of whether I'm working on a JPEG or on a raw image, I can apply the new Graduated Filter Brush tool. The first step is to select the Graduated Filter Brush from here in the toolbox. That changes the controls over on the right to Graduated Filter controls. What I wanted to do with this image is to open up the clouds, making them lighter so that I can see more detail in the clouds. But I don&...

Using the Graduated Filter tool
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Using the Graduated Filter tool provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS4 Essential Training

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Photography
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