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Using The Graduated Filter and Adjustment Brush in Lightroom 4

Published: 11/10/2012
By: larry

If you're like me, the graduated filter and adjustment brush in Lightroom  is one of those great Lightroom features that I've just never get around to spending the time to get proficient with. I tend to make a trip out to Photoshop to do this kind of thing with a layer mask just because that's how I've always done it.

Well here is a quick way to get proficient with these Lightroom features- a free, very pleasant, 24 min tutorial by Julieanne Kost of Adobe on how to use this stuff. 24 minutes on with this tutorial could save you a bunch of time in the long run.

Thanks to Kerry Bern of Ankeny, IA for pointing this out to us.

3 comments on “Using The Graduated Filter and Adjustment Brush in Lightroom 4”

  1. Thanks for posting. That auto mask will certainly save me lots of time balancing sky exposures without bleeding into the roof lines of a house. I learned a lot, thanks Larry!

  2. Good tutorial. I would like to do all of my post processing in LR but it's not there yet. Adding some new keyboard shortcuts from the tutorial! I like the auto mask but that's not going to see between all the leaves in the trees that poke into our skies, for that the quickest way is to use color range in PS, although not perfect, it is fast and you can at least color or dodge and burn a sky quickly without affecting tree limbs and leaves! (unless someone wants to share a method that only takes about three seconds?)

    Thanks for all your efforts Larry!

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