Using graduated neutral density filters with Overlay


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Using graduated neutral density filters with Overlay

So here is a great shot taken by one of our producers here at lynda.com, Carmel, California. And it's really nice, it's got great color, but I think we can just do a few things to make it really pop. One of the things that a photographer has in their bag of tricks is they have something called graduated density filters or graduated neutral density filters. These are literally pieces of glass that are graduated from dark to light on the surface of the glass, and you can hold that in front of your lens to change the contrast of the picture you are taking.

Most common use of a graduated filter is to darken the sky, when you are shooting a landscape scene like this. Well the cool thing is that Photoshop has this concept of graduated neutral density filters as well, after the fact and they are much more versatile inside Photoshop of course. So let's play around with these. Let's go ahead and begin first by just making the image pop a little bit in color. We are going to use...

Using graduated neutral density filters with Overlay
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Using graduated neutral density filters with Overlay provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop Blend Mode Magic

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