Since the launch of Adobe’s Creative Cloud Platform, the Lightroom team have been quietly adding new features and tools with every update. In this video, Landscape Photographer Thomas Heaton shows you a Lightroom tip using one of these new features that has benefited his work over the past year and will likely improve yours also. In fact, there’s a good chance that this one tool in Lightroom will change and improve the way you process your images moving forward.

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What we’re talking about is the Range Mask Tool in Lightroom, which you can find when using the graduated or radial filter tools. It’s easy to use and will give you additional control when managing shadows and highlights in your images. Thomas, like myself, assumed most people knew about this feature already, but after speaking to a group of great photographers, not all of them were aware of it, and thus he made the video below to explain its function.

I hope you found this to be as useful as I did. I’d love to see some of the before & after of your images once you’ve started using this feature. Let me know in the comments below how this has helped you or if you you have found other hidden features/tools in Lightroom that people may not be aware of.

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