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How to apply Radial or Graduiated Filters in front or behind the subject

Community Beginner ,
Aug 06, 2021 Aug 06, 2021

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Hi, I have been told that I can apply Radial and Gradiuated either in front of the subject or behind the subject by toggling a button in LRC.

Example: I want to apply a graduated filter to the sky but not the tall building in the foreground. (I know I can mask the filter then Erase the mask on the building).

How do I do this?

Thanks,

Geoff

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Aug 06, 2021 Aug 06, 2021

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In the more recent versions  of Lightroom Classic (what version number do you have?), when you apply a local adjustment such as brush, radial filter or graduated filter, there is a dropdown menu at the bottom of the filter dialog box that says "Range Mask". This allows you to apply the filter to specific colored areas (blue for sky) and not the rest of the areas that you applied the range to. There is also a luminence mask, allowing you to apply the filter to certain areas of lightness (or darkness) but not other areas. Plenty of video tutorials about this on YouTube.


I do not remember the version number of Lightroom Classic where this was implemented. If you have LrC 10.3, it is definitely in there.

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Thank for your reply dj_paige. Most helpful.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 06, 2021 Aug 06, 2021

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In YouTube you'll find a lot of tutorials how to use range masks

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=lightroom+range+mask+tutorial

 

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Thanks Axel - YouTube always has the answer 😁

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