What am I doing wrong?

I used the control points to darken the sky in the attached image and I ended up with 3 blotches. Can some one tell me what I did wrong?

They’re too small !
The circles can overlap.

A advice !?
If the goal is to obscure the sky, Graduated filter is a better tool :wink:



I agree the graduated filter is the best for skies, but, if you press M after applying multiple points, the mask can be seen and the circles adjusted to merge the masked areas.

I’ve lost the radial menu… where is it? Once I find it I will try the graduated filter on my pink sky.

• In the upper menu~tool bar select the blue “Local adjustments” button.
• In the image, control-click where You wish to place the radial menu.

Thanks Jim, found it and my pink sky is darker and looks good. I will re-read the manual and watch the videos again and keep plodding along.

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It seems to me there is also a tutorial :sunglasses:


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Here’s a link to all the PL tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dxo+photolab+tutorials