I’ve recently posted a number of blogs about using Adobe Lightroom’s Brush Tool which is my go-to tool of choice when making localised edits in my favourite editing program.
Click here to see my earlier posts about this.

Sometimes though I will use another one of Adobes localised edit tools the Radial filter.

Which is positioned directly to the left of the Brush tool in the bar below the histogram.
So without further ado, here is a video about using this useful addition to the series of editing features which makes Lightroom such a great program.

The first edit I am showing is of a mundane picture of a Blue Spotted Ray, shot in RAW and straight out of the camera the picture isn’t all that.
However I liked the movement in the picture, but I wanted the ray to stand out a bit more against its background, so alongside white balance and the usual editing controls I will show in the video how you can use the colour control section to bring out the hues.
And alongside the Radial tool, I think that the picture, now edited is a much more interesting fish portrait, with some life in it.

 

 

Before at the top, and after below. Showing how using a variety of Lightrooms tools, alongside the Radial filter can make a big difference to a picture.

Before at the top, and after below. Showing how using a variety of Lightrooms tools, alongside the Radial filter can make a big difference to a picture.

 

The second picture of a coral encrusted mast on the Numidia showing a much more subtle edit, using the Radial filter. With the straight out of camera shot at the top.

 

A more subtle effect here, but still by using the Radial Tool.

A more subtle effect here, but still by using the Radial Tool.

 

So here’s the video showing how below.

And as mentioned in the video, the camera I shot the Blue Spotted Ray picture was the Canon G7X, and I used it in a Nauticam housing. I did a series of reviews of the camera starting here. Click here

I carry out regular Lightroom and Photoshop workshops down at our head office in Godalming, Surrey.

And I am also on hand all day during my regular photography workshops in the Red Sea and worldwide.
If you’d like to take underwater pictures in the most photogenic surroundings with like minded folk, where I will be on hand all day to help you out with any of your photo and editing questions, then sign up for one of my workshops.
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Hope you’ve enjoyed the blog call back very soon for another.

Duxy