Reverse grad filter in ACR

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As many landscape photographers move away from external grad filters and to apply in post could adobe please introduce a reverse grad option with in the grad tool in LR and PS raw.

 

Instead of the grad going from dark to light down have it so where you start and pull begins the dark to light transition. This is handy for sunrise and sunset photography

 

This guy has a work around but it involves 2 steps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmGzTRXdVzY

 

Regards Tony New Zealand
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You can (more or less) do this already in the following way. Zoom out as much as you can, so to 6%. Now apply a Radial Filter rather than a Graduated filter, and make that very wide and very narrow. 


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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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And of course save this as a preset, so that next time you do not have to zoom out and in, but only may have to reposition it.
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Brian Pierce

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Drag in the opposite direction ?

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Ruurd van Dijk

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Or turn the filter 180 degrees?
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No, you guys clearly did not watch the video. It's not about an upside down filter, it's about a filter with a dark band in the middle.
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I wrote two articles about this 6 plus years ago but would support this as a feature request:

https://fleetingglimpseimages.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/reverse-nd-graduated-filters-in-lightroom/
https://fleetingglimpseimages.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/reverse-nd-graduated-filters-in-lightroom-cont/

I built my own presets do do this but they were problematic to use in the 'tilted' image scenario.  The question I would ask, in a single drag graduate, do you need three or four anchor points?
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