How To Add Fog & Atmosphere To Images In Lightroom

ADD REALISTIC FOG AND ATMOSPHERE IN LIGHTROOM

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Lightroom 6

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In this tutorial, learn how to use the dehaze slider, the adjustment brush and radial filters to add convincing fog to your images. Fog you if you don't like it.

A Touch of Mystery, And Pizza

Sometimes images need that extra bit of interest.  In this episode of Pivko Presents we will add a realistic fog atmosphere effect on three photos taken in Florence, Italy. These images are available for free download below. We accomplish this effect by using the Dehaze Slider as a foundation (a new feature available in Lightroom 6), along with several other techniques including radial filters and the adjustment brush. When all combined it makes for a convincing and realistic fog & atmosphere effect achieved without having to leave Adobe Lightroom. See the before and afters below:

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Key Topics

  • Turning the dehaze slider on its head to fog your images.
  • Radial and adjustment brushes to simulate moisture.
  • Grain to blend your effect.
  • Sexy vignette for subtle framing.
  • And more...

Image Download

You may download the raw file(s) below to practice and follow along, or try and entirely original approach. It can be used according to a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Creative Commons License. Feel free to share your results in the comments!

4 Comments

  1. Steve Ehrhardt on August 5, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    This was a very professional and well done presentation. I really enjoy your teaching style and the creativity shown with the three
    photographs and I look forward to your next series. Please keep up the amazing work!

    • Pivko Presents on August 6, 2015 at 7:27 pm

      Steve, thanks for the feedback and sharing. A new tutorial is coming tomorrow!

  2. Mel on September 12, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    A great set of tutorials that stand out against the rest. Enjoyable presentation style and a unique take on darkroom work. Keep it up!

    • Pivko Presents on September 12, 2015 at 12:59 pm

      Thanks for the feedback Mel!

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