How do you apply a GND filter in PS CS6?

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I'm finally sitting down and trying to learn CS6 and it's rough. The learning curve is REEdiculous...

I have a photo that I'd like to add a GND filter to but I don't know how that works in PS. Much easier in LR.

Thoughts and suggestions are welcome.

Thanks.
 

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Get yourself onto youtube man
 
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I'm there....:mrgreen:
 

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With CS 6 open, press the F1 key on your keyboard.
Doing so takes you here - Photoshop Help | Help and tutorials
Enter gradient tool as a Search term - Adobe - Search: gradient tool

But you use CS 6's Gradient tool and select the Neutral Density to Clear gradient.

CS 6 has way more gradient options than what Lightroom offers.
 
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I add a new layer, in the soft light blending mode, then fill that using the gradient tool. Mask and/or brush in local adjustments as required.
 

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Yep! Layers, blending modes, precision selection tools, and being able to adjust opacity allow many more options than Lightroom offers.
 
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Yep! Layers, blending modes, precision selection tools, and being able to adjust opacity allow many more options than Lightroom offers.

Undoubtedly. Now, I just have to learn how to use it. Steep learning curve...
 

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Here's a screenshot of the basics ... I smooshed the screen together so it would be a little smaller.




1. Gradient Tool
2. Types of Gradients (default). There is a little circle with rough edges on the right. Click on it for 3.
3. A list of more gradients that can be loaded. You will see the sets on the very bottom, including neutral density.
4. Blending modes and opacity.
5. Gradient. I drew a line straight down from the top. You can draw the line in different ways to get more black/grey/white as well as different angles. It helps to use 50% opacity when you are drawing to see how the gradient will layer over the background.


Hope this helps!
 

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If the sky is blown out you are not going to get any information back by applying a GND filter effect in photo shop. You need to use a GND filter on the lens or take two exposures and blend them in Photoshop.
 

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