How to use the Graduated Filter Tool in Adobe Camera RAW

By Ian Middleton

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You may have heard of the ND Grad Filter (Neutral Density Graduated Filter) that fits over your camera lens and helps you deal with the difference in brightness between the sky and the land. Well, in Adobe Camera RAW, and also available in Adobe Lightroom, is a great tool that emulates this: The Graduated Filter Tool.

In this video tutorial, I show you what this tool does, and how it is so much more versatile than the filter you use on your lens.

View across Lake Bled to the island church and clifftop castle from Mala Osojnica in autumn, Slovenia.
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Bled Lake always offers a unique moment

As I’m stuck in Ljubljana during the peak of the autumn colours and unable to get to Lake Bled, all I can do is reminisce on past autumn shots. Although Bled Lake is probably one of the most photographed locations in Slovenia, it never fails to provide a unique moment. Here I show you some from my Autumn in Slovenia Photography Workshop 2018.

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