How do we create drama and emphasize the beauty of a relatively empty sky? One of the ways is to make use of the Gradient tool in Lightroom, to help bring out the natural glow in twilight skies. In the following Handcrafted™ video tutorial, our friends from The Photo Frontier, Justin Balog and Armando Martinez demonstrate how this tool, along with a few quick and easy adjustments can bring out the true beauty inside your twilight landscape photographs.

The gradient tool is a useful “secret weapon” to have in your post-processing toolbox because it gives you the ability to create those “wow” photographs. You’ll also learn about the impact and difference between making global adjustments vs. local adjustments in Lightroom (and what that means!). Let’s dive into the tutorial below.

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