Lightroom/Camera Raw: Contrast graduated filter adds green color cast

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LR3, NEF raw file, normal pictorial rendition(Camera Standardv3): When I bring the grad tool, which has been set to alter Contrast only(up or down), the grad brings a distinct green cast over the otherwise normal looking file. I have two examples of the same file: one each with and without grad. Thanks, -Keith Barefoot- kb12kb@gmail.com
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Keith Barefoot

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Keith, can you do one more image too please - I'm interested to see what the image looks like with no grad filter but with the global contrast control turned right up to a similar label??
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Victoria, Here's the original, "un-gradded" shot with global contrast upped to +100, up from a original base global contrast at +68.
The problem example was set to +100 in the grad, up from the same +68 global.
By the way, thanks for writing the FAQ book. It's very useful. -Keith- kb12kb@gmail.com
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Hmmh, the problem (for the purposes of understanding what is going on) is that with a global setting you can only achieve +100 which is equivalent to +32 (=100-68), whereas the graduated filter achieves a +100 difference (=168-68).

Just to exclude the obvious: Have you made sure that the colour patch next to "Color" in the graduated filter settings panel shows a crossed-out gray box? If not, just double-click on the Color label.

You may also try to select a different camera profile to see whether it changes the effect of the graduated filter.
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Thanks TK for leading me to the obvious: Weeks or even months ago, I had played with that little color patch and left it on a shade of green so pale, it didn't catch my eye...until you pointed it out. -KB-
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