How to Use gradient masks to improve large areas of your photo Photoshop: Lighting


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Using gradient masks to improve large areas of your photo

In this movie, we are going to have a little bit of fun. And here we're going to look at how we can improve the lighting and the color in this photograph, by working with adjustment layers, masks, and gradients. One of the things that I want to do with this picture is, I want to brighten up the foreground here. I want to brighten up the wave and also bring out the green color that we have in that area. I also want to add a little bit more blue in this background color as well. Well to do that, we'll be creating two different curves adjustments. I'll be looking at how we can apply a gradient mask to each of these adjustments.

Let's begin by working on this area here. We'll go ahead and click on our adjustment layer icon for curves. What I want to do first, you just click and drag this up in order to add a little bit of a brightening effect to the overall photograph. Then, I'm going to pay close attention to the color. And here, I'm going to go down to my different channels, st...

Using gradient masks to improve large areas of your photo
Video duration: 5m 40s 3h 35m Intermediate

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Using gradient masks to improve large areas of your photo provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop for Photographers: Lighting Effects

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Photography
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Photoshop
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