Lightroom: Ability to change the graduated filter edge (hard or soft)

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Graduated Filter improvements: I really wish you could change the edge (hard or soft) think forest vs. ocean horizon line.

It would also be very handy to change the shape of the line think valley or city scape.
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You can change the edge - drag the inner and outer lines apart.

re your second point, see http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
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Braden gunem

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Is there a key combo to get this to work? When I try to drag the lines apart the whole thing moves.
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Not really. Once you have added the grad, release it and it's added to the image. Then you can select a line and drag it. It's simple and elegant.
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That doesn't adjust the edge. It only moves the always soft edge.
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Softness depends on how far apart the inner and outer edges are. The outer edge is 100%, the inner edge 0% effect.
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Braden, use the "Alt" key while you drag one of the outer lines. This will change the feather but not the position of the graduated filter.
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Braden, two others that may interest you:

Gradient Eraser - specific tool for removing gradient effects.

Automasking - general tool that could be used for gradients too.