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Add life to your landscapes – The Graduated Filter Tool


Using a Fujifilm Raw file, Roger Payne explains how to give your landscapes a boost with Lightroom’s Graduated Filter Tool

Other Lightroom tutorial videos by Roger Payne: 

A beginners guide to Lightroom – Importing your photos
A beginners guide to Lightroom – Post-production
Get your buildings straight

10 comments on “Add life to your landscapes – The Graduated Filter Tool

  1. There’s a lot of use for this tool, I think I’m getting the hang of it and it’s amazing!!!

  2. Wayne Roth

    Great tips, I expanded my knowledge base on this tool.

  3. Thank you for a well done tutorial and thanks also for improved volume.

  4. Thank you Roger. I’ve never really used it properly till now!

  5. sometimes it seems people still think Lightroom makes a better result in all areas of photography. I advocate using filters on the field and some fine tuning on the computer. Otherwise it is just to time consuming -even the tutorial takes more than eight minutes – and the results are often, yes I don’t know,… photoshop…yawn…Time better spent with some filters outside and having fun in the environment while taking pictures…

  6. The graduated filter is great, but I also find that a moderate reduction of Blue Luminosity in the HSL panel, will often give you faster, easier results in skies.

  7. Very good tutorial keep up the good work. Please tell me where you got your green square cursor from; I want one. 🙂

  8. Excellent tutorial and very well presented. As always with tutorials one then wishes for a good ‘paper’ version to read and absorb the info. Could you recommend any basic beginner’s guide to Lightroom? Thanks.

  9. Thanks for that, I didn’t know that, it’s magic, don’t stop keep doing more!

  10. Very useful post. It gives me more idea how to utilize the lightroom, especially the graduated filter tool since I’ve never use it but the basic editing tools.