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#1 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 11:24 PM

Has anyone used the new gradient filter that can conform to horizons? I just saw a blurb on it, but haven't given it a try.

Impressions?

Edit: Just watched a YouTube tutorial, this looks powerful.

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=xNU2wbH8V9U
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Posted 22 August 2015 - 01:56 AM

I'm still with non CC,  maybe in a couple of months I'll look at CC.  They are starting to have features that are only in CC.

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Posted 22 August 2015 - 02:51 AM

Patrick, I finally moved to creative cloud because of ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) no longer being upgraded to support new cameras in the non subscription version of Photoshop. I really prefer Photoshop and Bridge, but as I work with LR, I'm getting more familiar with it. For $10/month, it's cheaper than buying the upgrades for Photoshop alone. I guess I'm still a Luddite, but I'm coming around.
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Posted 22 August 2015 - 03:48 AM

A couple of quick tries with it...    Pretty easy to use.   

 

Gradient on...

 

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Gradient off...

 

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One more.   This has two gradient masks.   One for the clouds, one below the shade line, to darken clouds and lighten the shadow area.

 

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 03:44 AM

Nice pics


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Posted 24 August 2015 - 03:03 AM

I wasn't aware of the horizon tool with grad filter.  I'll have to give it a whirl when I download the latest update.

Your examples, especially the last one, look great.


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Posted 24 August 2015 - 03:47 AM

Andy, it's a real easy tool to use. The two with gradient examples here are my only tries with it. I'm impressed with what it does
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Posted 24 August 2015 - 04:07 AM

Andy, it's a real easy tool to use. The two with gradient examples here are my only tries with it. I'm impressed with what it does

 

I watched the video.  It looks like he's using a erasing brush (shift+t) to reverse the grad tool.  

Is that what you're doing?  

I thought LR was auto-sensing the horizon.  If it's manual control of adding a grad and pulling selective items back with the brush, that would be useful.

 

I'm paying the monthly to CC, but haven't upgraded from LR5 yet.


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Posted 24 August 2015 - 04:12 AM

Yes, you select the brush, then select erase. Set a lower flow, and whittle away at the mast until you see that it's close to the way it was.
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Posted 26 August 2015 - 01:12 AM

It looks like a real usefull tool. I usually shoot with filters (cokin P series size), but this would be very helpful with landscapes where I would need to do a reverse grad for brightening areas.

I also have the Nik Software line of plugins, and if you find the LR grad filter useful, you should look into how Nik Software does it.

It is a selective grad that is totally adjustable and you can actually select the color you want the grad to effect. So, for instance, if you want to apply a grad filter to the sky in an image, but don't want to affect the mountains or trees, there is a selector tool that will only apply the grad filter to the color palate and area selected or vise versa. VERY useful for applying a graduated filter selectively.

https://youtu.be/Mw2MWSWwdXw

Edited by Colorado CJ, 26 August 2015 - 01:13 AM.

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