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Filter brushes Adobe Camera Raw 9 Tutorial

All new local adjustments with the new Filter Brushes in ACR 9, allow you to paint on or subtract from gradient and radial filters. From our Fully comprehensive Photoshop CC 2015 video training

Recently, Adobe did some big updates to Lightroom, Camera RAW and Photoshop.

One feature that isn’t necessarily brand new, but went largely unnoticed is the ability to use an adjustment brush directly on gradient and radial filters. This simple tool revolutionizes local adjustments in Camera Raw.

Imagine this, add a gradient to darken down the sky a bit. This always looks great right? After all, it simulated a split neutral density filter. The problem is, when a mountain, roof of a building or some other object sticks up into the gradient, it too gets darkened. With the Filter brush, click on “brush” and paint away the adjustment where you don’t want it. It’s that simple. This same feature was added to Lightroom CC and Lightroom 6 recently. Check out our learning center on all the new features in Camera Raw 9 as well as in Photoshop CC 2015.

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4 responses to “Filter brushes Adobe Camera Raw 9 Tutorial”

  1. This is great! A lot of phone photo apps now also have this capability. Instagram’s selective focus mode can, with a little experimentation, give decent tilt/shift results as well.

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