Check this out:

Above: Get the radial cool; lower the exposure a bit (here I took it down to -1.66), then drag it out over your image like you see here. It makes a circle (or an oval depending on how you drag). So far, so good.

Above: Here’s the tip: If you want your oval to fill the entire image as large as possible, just hold the Command-key (PC: Ctrl-key) and double-click anywhere inside the oval.

That’s it. Short. Sweet. Awesomeness.

Do you live in Denver? Close to Denver? Have a friend in Denver?
I’ll be there with my full-day Lightroom seminar on Friday, September 22, 2017. Come on out and spend the day with me. 

Hope you have a great weekend (we’re closed on Monday for the US holiday ‘Labor Day’ so come on back on Tuesday).





  1. Yves 16 September, 2017 at 03:02 Reply

    Aussi, afficher l’image au rapport 1:2 et étirer l’ellipse hors de l’image pour la recouvrir complétement, on peut ainsi modifier toute l’image…. Pas mal pour faire un dégradé sur les bords de l’image…. On peut aussi déplacer l’ellipse pour qu’elle s’ajuste à une zone sur un bord par exemple.

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