Make Sky More Blue with the Graduated Filter in Lightroom

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    Click the "Develop" menu at the top of the screen.
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    Then, click the "Graduated Filter (M)" tool. This is the portrait-style paper icon in the menu just below the histogram on the right side of the screen.
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    Scroll down through the Effects menu on the right-hand side and click the "Color" box.
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    Select the color blue from the color selection tool.
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    Now, click and hold the top of the photo and drag the cursor to the horizon. You will get appealing shades of the blue color.
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    Then, uncheck "Show Selected Mask Overlay" at the bottom of the window.
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    You can also change the "Exposure" level in the "Effects" menu. You can do it by clicking and dragging the scroller. This will make "Graduated Filter" less or more noticeable.
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    When you've finished, click "Done". It's in the bottom-right corner of the photo. You may notice that the top of the mountain now has a blue tint. You can take that away by using "Adjustment Brush".
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    Click the icon for "Adjustment Brush". It is the rightmost icon of a brush in the small menu below the histogram.
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    For "Adjustment Brush", scroll down and click the color box.
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    Click the small white area in the bottom-right corner.
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    Then, adjust "Exposure" as needed. It is a bit higher now in the video.
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    Now, click and drag the cursor to paint over the affected part of the mountain.
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    Finally, adjust the sharpness of the image by clicking the slider next to "Sharpness" in the "Effects" menu.
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    To look at your original image, press the "/" on the keyboard.
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    Press "/" again to see the edited image.
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That was how to make a blue sky bluer using the "Graduated Filter" method in Lightroom Creative Cloud 2015. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the space below. Thank you again for watching VisiHow!

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