Using The Brush To Edit Your Gradient

A quick, but important little video from Benjamin Warde on how to use the Brush tool in Lightroom Classic to edit a gradient you created with the Graduated Filter tool. This is way better than it sounds. πŸ™‚

Thanks, Benjamin!

Hoping your Tuesday is even better than usual. πŸ™‚



P.S. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for Rob’s column.Β 

Author: Scott Kelby

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  1. hello,
    this is an old trick as well as increasing shadow slider

    Why not using Luminance range masks and protect dark tones of the rocks ?

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    • It’s not a trick but how the gradient with the erase tool works. By using the range mask you don’t get a gradient in the sky. And it’s much easier to erase the areas of interest from the gradient afterwards.

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  2. Love Benjamin’s Lightroom Coffee Breaks.

    Perhaps following the topic could be listed versions the tip works with? (ie:

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  3. If you show the areas affected by the gradient in red, it’s even easier to make sure you erase what you want.

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    • The letter “o” turns on that mask overlay and SHIFT-O cycles through the color options. (for those who don’t know the shortcuts)

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