When it comes to editing a photograph, I like to deconstruct my photo into two parts: the subject and the background/foreground. There are often adjustments that I make to my subject that I would not want to affect the rest of the picture, and vice versa. The background or foreground of a photo can often be quite distracting, and so by softening, burning, or desaturating you can draw your attention towards the subject.
In this Lightroom Tutorial I want to show you how to use one of my favourite tools, the Radial Filter. This filter is a local adjustment and is used to add one or more specific adjustments to a select area of a photograph, in a rounded shape. The radial filter is a great tool to draw a person’s eye towards the subject.
Watch this short clip on how to achieve this: