Multiple Adjustments – My Quick Way of Doing things. Fan of….#65

Steps at Polesden
A photograph of steps at Polesden Lacey in Surrey

Take the above image for instance… say I wanted to change the tone of the steps.  Yes, I could use the local adjustment brush tool.. but one way I’ve found that is very easy is this.

Set all your sliders to 0.  Put a graduated filter outside of the image in Lightroom

graduated filter

Next, change the sliders to get the effect your want.

graduated filter adjustments.

Then using the Brush Tool erase the parts you don’t want your adjustments to effect.

Graduated filter erased

Finally, if the adjustment is too much just click on the little arrow by the adjustment sliders and then lower the amount.

Amount of graduated filter

And hey presto your adjustment is complete.

Steps at Polesden
A photograph of steps at Polesden Lacey in Surrey

As you see my adjustments only affected the steps.. and of course I can go back in at a later time and adjust the sliders even more or even the colour should I choose to.

Posted as Part of Jez’s Fan of #65… Lightroom Photography Series

About the Author

Bren is a female amateur photographer, fibromyalgia sufferer and blogger at Bacardigirl.UK who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called Brashley Photography which showcases the places they’ve visited on their photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills on landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight into the wonderful and beautiful landscapes, buildings and places that the South of England has to offer.

10 responses to “Multiple Adjustments – My Quick Way of Doing things. Fan of….#65”

  1. Just beautiful! 😊🌟😊

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  2. Wow, fantastic, Bren 👏 I’m still only using Apple’s photo editing suite, but seeing what you are doing with lightroom, makes me think it might be worth playing with once things get more normal & work isn’t so crazy; thanks for the inspiration 😃

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    1. Thank you… Sometimes I’ve thought about trying free software packages..but for under £10 a month… I think Lightroom and Photoshop for that price is a bargain xx


  3. I have light room but still only on photoshop.. maybe one day.. 😉

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    1. The reason I like Lightroom apart from editing it is an excellent catalogue for your images.

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      1. Yes I have that online space, not a lot but haven’t used it yet..

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        1. Lightroom is my go to software xx


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