Posts tagged "Graduated Filter"

April 21, 2015

Additional Tips and Hidden Gems in Lightroom CC

Here are a number of hidden gems that were easier to include in list form than in my video. Enjoy!

Import, Library and Collections

• In addition to adding images to a collection on Import, you can automatically add images to a collection when shooting tethered.

• You can show badges in the filmstrip, but have them ignore any accidental clicks (Preferences > Interface > Ignore clicks on badges).

• Flag and Rating categories have been added to the metadata filters.

• “Camera + Lens” and “Camera + Lens Setting” have been added to the Loupe info options (via the View options).

• Moving photos to another folder is faster than in previous versions.

The Develop Module

• When using the Radial and Graduated Filters to make local adjustments, Shift + T will toggle between editing the filter and the brush.

• You can now reposition edits created using the Adjustment Brush by dragging the pin. Option -drag (Mac) | Alt -drag (Win) reverts to the older behavior (“scrubbing” the applied adjustments when click-dragging left or right on the pin).

• Shift-drag to constrain the Adjustment Brush movements vertically or horizontally.

• Click once, then Shift -click in another area with the Adjustment Brush to draw a straight line between the points.

• Hover the cursor on top of the pin to display a Mask overlay for the Gradient and Radial filters.

• When cropping, there is a new Auto button (in the Angle area), that will try to do an auto level similar to the Upright command.

• Control + Tab allows you to cycle through the Upright modes.

• You can now choose CMYK profiles when using the Soft Proofing controls in the Develop Module.

• The Lens correction panel indicates if a photo has built in lens correction applied. (This can be especially helpful for micro 4/3s and mirrorless lenses that can be automatically adjusted using opt codes.)

Additional Preferences

• Option + Shift (Mac) | Alt + Shift (Win) allows resetting of preferences when launching Lightroom. (Launch the app and then immediately hold down the keyboard shortcut keys.)

• The Pinstripe texture option in the Interface preferences has been replaced with a “Darker” gray”

Export

• Percentage options have been added to the image resizing section of the Export Dialog.

The Book Module

• Photo text metadata settings will now be saved with custom pages.

Touch Enabled Devices

• There is a new workspace for touch enabled devices which is very similar to Lightroom on mobile devices. When a keyboard is removed, Lightroom automatically enters this mode. Many of the same gestures that are found when using Lightroom on mobile devices are available for touch enabled devices including;  triple touch to show info, swipe to assign flags and stars,  swipe to move from one image to the next etc. These gestures are also available when the keyboard is attached so that a combination of mouse/gestures can be used at the same time.

• In addition, touch enabled devices have access to all of the panels in the Develop module (they’re not limited to the basic panel like Lightroom on mobile), including local adjustments (spot healing, graduated filter etc.), and custom presets.

Lightroom on mobile devices

Lightroom1.4 for iOS devices now includes the Auto Straighten option and an improved cropping experience.

Lightroom 1.1 on Android now supports device-created DNG files, support for Android tablets and support for micro-SD cards.

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July 29, 2014

12/50 – The Graduated and Radial Filter’s New Brush Feature in Camera Raw in Photoshop CC

As some of you might have noticed, the video in yesterday’s post (demonstrating the Radial Filter in Camera Raw) didn’t include the incredible new Filter Brush, which can be used to selectively hide the effects of either the Radial or Graduated Filter in an image. Below is an example of the new technology. This first illustration is the original image.

2014_05_22Original Image

In the image below, a Graduated filter was added to darken the sky. However the effect is also applied to the top of the mountains because they are also affected by the Graduated filter.

2014_05_22GradFilter

To remove the effect in the top of the mountains, with the Gradient Filter selected, choose the Brush option. The Brush options include Size, Feather and Flow as well as Auto Mask (used to automatically detect edges based on contrast and color) and Clear (to remove Brush overrides).

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The image below shows the result from using the Graduated Filter Brush to paint out the effect in the mountains while still retaining the effect in the sky area.

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And two more super shortcuts:

• To keep the Graduated and Radial filters eraser size the same as the brush, click the flyout menu (to the right of the Graduated/Radial Filter panel header), and toggle “Separate Eraser Size” from the menu.

• When a Graduated or Radial Filter instance is selected, Shift-K can be used to enter and leave brush modification mode.

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June 3, 2014

Adobe Announces Camera Raw 8.5

Adobe Camera Raw 8.5, has a fantastic new addition to the Graduated and Radial Filters – a brush to selectively hide the effects! This first illustration is the original image.

2014_05_22Original Image

In the image below, a Graduated filter was added to darken the sky, however the effect is also applied to the top of the mountains because they are also affected by the Graduated filter.

2014_05_22GradFilter

To remove the effect in the top of the mountains, with the Gradient Filter selected, choose the Brush option. The Brush options include Size, Feather and Flow as well as Auto Mask (used to automatically detect edges based on contrast and color) and Clear (to remove Brush overrides).

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This last image shows the result from using the Graduated Filter Brush to paint out the effect in the mountains while still retaining the effect in the sky area.

2014_05_22GradFilterMask

And one more super shortcut – to keep the Graduated and Radial filters eraser size the same as the brush, click the flyout menu (to the right of the Graduated Filter panel header), and toggle “Separate Eraser Size” from the menu.

As mentioned here, updates to Camera Raw 8 for Photoshop CS6 only include new camera support, lens profile support, and bug fixes.  The new features listed in the release notes are only available in Photoshop CC.

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September 3, 2013

Making Changes to Selective Adjustment’s Effects in Lightroom

When using Lightroom’s selective adjustment tools (such as the Adjustment Brush, Graduated Filter and Radial Filter), in order to reduce the effects of several sliders at once, click the disclosure triangle to the right of “Effect”. In the closed position (with the Effect adjustment sliders hidden), the Amount slider is revealed. Use the Amount slider to modify (increase or decrease) all of the Effect sliders at once.

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Note: when using the Amount slider, all  sliders are changed at once. This is very useful when a complex adjustment has been made using multiple effect sliders and you simply want to fine tune the intensity of the total effect and don’t want to have to manipulate each individual slider.

In addition, when using the Adjustment brush, positioning your cursor over the pin and click-dragging left/right (with the scrubby icon displayed) will decrease/increase the sliders without having to use the Amount slider.

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July 25, 2013

Video Tutorial – Enhancing Isolated Areas of an Image in LIghtroom 5

In this video tutorial (Enhancing Isolated Areas of an Image in Lightroom 5), Julieanne demonstrated how easy it is to locally refine and enhance your photographs using Lightroom’s selective adjustment tools to dodge and burn, adjust color, add off-center vignettes, and remove dust spots and distracting elements.

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April 25, 2013

Duplicating Local Adjustments in Lightroom

Command + Option (Mac) | Control + Alt (Win)-drag will duplicate local adjustments made with the Radial Filter, Gradient Filter and the Adjustment Brush.

Note: since local adjustment pins made with the Adjustment Brush cannot be moved, the dragging gesture is treated the same as clicking, which means both gestures (dragging or clicking) will duplicate the selected correction in place.

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October 10, 2012

Video Tutorial – The Graduated Filter and Adjustment Brush

In this episode of The Complete Picture (The Graduated Filter and Adjustment Brush), discover the power of making selective adjustments like dodging and burning, color corrections and noise removal using the Graduated Filter and Adjustment Brush. Note: although this video was recorded in Lightroom, the same techniques are available in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS6.

 

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July 11, 2011

LR3 – Graduated Filter (M)

Here are a few shortcuts for the Graduated Filter tool:

•  Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) + ‘ (apostrophe)  changes the direction of the Graduated Filter (after drawing it).

•  Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) +-drag the Graduated Filter  to scale the graduated area from the center. In other words, the graduated area will be drawn outwards – in both directions, from the initial click point.

•  Shift -drag constrains Graduated Filter to a straight line (90 degrees horizontal or vertical).

•  “H” Hide/Show Pins.

 

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June 7, 2010

Video Tutorials – Create Stunning Images in Lightroom 3

In this video tutorial (Create Stunning Images in Lightroom 3), Julieanne  will show you the best way to make global and local color and tonal corrections to your images and take advantage of new world-class noise reduction capabilities.

Note: This tutorial is part of the Lightroom 3 Getting Started Series.

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September 11, 2009

The Graduated Filter

When using the Graduated filter Shift -dragging constrains the Graduated Filter to 15 degree angles. When finished refining the controls for one graduated Filter, tapping “N” commits the current Graduated Filter adjustment and targets the New option (as oppose to Editing the current adjustment). The “N” key also works with the Adjustment Brush.

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September 21, 2008

Video Tutorial – New Camera Raw Features in Photoshop CS4

In this video tutorial (New Camera Raw Features in Photoshop CS4), Julieanne shows you the power behind the new features in Adobe Camera Raw. Discover how to make non-destructive localized corrections as well as create special effects using the Adjustment Brush, Graduated Filter, and more.

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June 27, 2008

Video Tutorial – What’s New in Lightroom 2

Take a tour of the updated Develop module in Lightroom 2.0 (What’s New in Lightroom 2 – The Develop Module)
Julieanne Kost shows how to make nondestructive localized corrections using the new Adjustment Brush and Graduated filter tools.

Julieanne Kost gives an overview of the updated Export options in Lightroom 2.0 What’s New in Lightroom 2 – The Output Modules. Learn about integration with Photoshop, as well as updates to the Print, Slideshow, and Web modules.

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