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123As a hobbyist photographer, I am aware about the significance of using post processing tools for my images. The thing here is that whenever you get nice pictures around, no matter how good or bad the subject is, it would be best to modify it using Lightroom’s local adjustment tools to make it livelier and presentable.

Why do you need to modify images?

Essentially, you won’t be able to appreciate the entire details of an image if it weren’t processed or modified. Local adjustment tools in Lightroom play a vital role in every image imported in the interface. Edited and well-enhanced images get more views and appreciation than those raw and hazy images.

If you have been reading series of Adobe Lightroom guides, tips and tutorials, you are aware about the basic techniques used, and how local adjustment tools affect the outcome of an image. Normally, the basic editing tools in Lightroom can be found in the Develop Module. From there, you can start creating your own set of best Lightroom presets and modify images.

Adobe Lightroom contains three powerful local adjustment tools to make your images perfect. These are Advanced adjustment brush, Graduated and Radial Filter.

Advanced Adjustment Brush Tool

This tool is for creating a unique mask. Also, it can cover up stains, blemishes and unwanted spots inside the image.

Graduated Filter Tool

Another useful tool, the graduated filter is named after a filter used by well-known photographers. For some, this tool is only useful when dealing with skies and its background.

Radial Filter Tool

Adobe included this tool in Lightroom 5 version since they want to help users create a fine oval or circle mask shapes. Moreover, this tool has been improved in the latest version of Lightroom; LR 6 and LR CC.