(The Lightroom video tutorial in this post is just under the introductory text below. The working files for this Lightroom video tutorial can be found just above the video.)

If you thought the Graduated Filter Tool was cool, wait till you start playing with the Adjustment Brush Tool. With the Adjustment Brush Tool, you can make all of the same local area adjustments that you would with the Graduated Filter Tool, only this time, you can apply it to the exact area of the image you want.

This makes the Adjustment Brush Tool powerful for fixing images and making adjustments, and extremely powerful when it comes to making artistic edits from within Lightroom.

Don’t worry, we will get to the artistic edits soon enough. For now let’s work through the basics. In this Lightroom video tutorial, we are going to teach you the basics of the Adjustments Brush Tool and show you how to make a few local adjustments to your image.


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Full RAW Exercise Files (265MB) – For faster connections. The full RAW files will allow you to follow the tutorials while achieving the exact same results as shown.
JPEG Exercise Files (24MB) – For slower connections. The JPEG files will allow you to follow the tutorials, although the results may vary due to not having the image details of the full RAW file.

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