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How to Use Graduated Filters to Apply Multiple Filters at the Same Time

Learn how to use multiple graduated filters in Adobe Lightroom.

We talked about Graduated filters in one of our previous articles. We suggest you have a look at it in order to understand how to use multiple filters on different parts of an image at the same time.

Some users go the difficult route, they apply one filter, save the image, then apply another filter on this new image and so on. This is taxing and often very irritating as well.

You can save time and effort by applying several filters at the same time.

Here’s how:

  • Open your image in Lightroom.
  • Open Graduated Filters by clicking the designated button. You will find Graduated filters in the right sidebar in the Develop module. Clicking the small icon will open a drop down section with options to edit. The changes you make here will be reflected only on a specific part of an image. 
  • Drag your mouse on the image to select the area that you want to edit. Move the slider in your desired direction and you will see the changes in real time. 
  • Once you find what you’re looking for, press Enter and you’re done.
  • Now, you can move to a different section of the image. Click and drag the section you want to edit and select your desired changes.
  • The lines on the screen decide how subtle the transitions will be. The closer the lines, the harsher will be the filter so consider keeping them slightly away from each other. 
  • You can choose to rotate the image to select the region that you want to work on.
  • Pressing Delete will remove the change you’ve applied and pressing Enter will let you move to the next section.

This is it, this is all you need to know about using Graduated filters to apply multiple filters at the same time.



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