Not only for landscapes: How to use Lightroom’s graduated filter to make selective adjustments


posted Monday, February 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM EST


Photography Life writer and photographer John Bosley made a workflow and post-processing tutorial with Photography Life founder Nasim Mansurov, but wanted to share a free tutorial on how to use the graduated filter tool in Lightroom.

The tool is very powerful, but that doesn't mean that it is overly complicated to utilize when editing your own photos in Adobe Lightroom. The tool is most often used by landscape photographers, either to accent a physical filter or to digitally replicate the effects of a graduated neutral density filter. However, it can do so much more than that, including adjusting contrast, shadows, highlights, saturation, white balance and more, with benefits for many types of photography. 

To learn more about how to use the graduated filter in Lightroom, check out the video tutorial below.

On the other hand, if you are interested in using the tool for your landscape photography, here is a tutorial specific to using the graduated filter for landscapes by Adobe expert Laurence Baker.

(Seen via Photography Life)