I’ve covered this feature before … but I don’t think I used a very good example in that article, so I’m going to revisit it. We’ve recently traveled through Montana … you know the tagline right? Big Sky Country. We had beautiful weather with clear blue skies, but my pictures did not do the sky justice at all. Here is a sample:
|Before Graduated Tint||After Graduated Tint
So, what is ‘Graduated Tint’?’ It’s on the Effects tab, and it has a few options.
When you first click on Graduated Tint, it automatically applies a light blue color to the top half of your picture. In the example above, I increased the Shade a bit to make the sky even bluer … withOUT making the clouds blue! Just drag the ‘Shade’ slider to the right and watch the color deepen while it leaves the white areas alone. Notice, you can also increase, or decrease the amount of the picture that is covered by dragging the crosshair (right on the picture) up or down.
Here’s another example.
|Original photo||I’m Feeling Lucky and Graduated Tint|
I almost deleted that picture, it was so bland and washed out. But after just a couple clicks, it is now one of my favorite road shots.
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