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.
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.
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).
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.
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.