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:

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Kylie Jones

Photography Manager

Being someone who loves the bush, people and photography Kylie has found her way to her dream job in the Londolozi Studio. Despite completing her Humanities Degree, she felt unsatisfied and found herself drawn to doing a wildlife photography course. Being both creative ...

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Marinda Drake

Love these blogs that I can learn from. Definitely going to try this. Thanks Kylie.

Callum Evans

Need to add this video to the ones I still need to watch! Need to start taking my use of Lightroom further.

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