June 2021 // The Children Edition

Down & Dirty Creative Editing in Lightroom Classic & Photoshop | Dustin Lucas

Another great tool is the graduated filter to burn on our blown-out sky. We can strike the m key to open this tool, drag and drop downward to control the direction of the gradient, and bring it down to the horizon. (Fig. 9) Now you’ll notice this applied the effect on our client. Use the Range Mask tool to apply a Luminance mask and use the Luminance eyedropper to pick a bright tone in the sky. (Fig. 10) With the Show Luminance Mask option turned on we can see exactly where this is applied to dial in. (Fig. 11) Now we can drop highlights, whites, exposure and temp to bring back the sky. Boom—this is really starting to look client-ready just from Lightroom! (Fig. 12)

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