How to Fake a GND Filter by Combining Two Images

Jeff Smallwood

Posted November 12, 2012 in: Announcement  Education  How To  Techniques 

The technique is simple and involves opening the two images as layers and using a basic layer mask with a tight gradient. The video and explanation are done with Photoshop but the technique will also work in Photoshop Elements. Lightroom is not required either, although I use that in the demonstration to open the images as layers.

Read more and watch the video.

About Jeff Smallwood -

Jeff shoots for fun and as a personal creative outlet. From his first Polaroid Big Swinger 3000 Land Camera to the digital SLRs of today, he enjoys experimenting with many different types of photography ranging from still life and astrophotography to portraits and black & white.

He maintains a blog and photo website at


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