Enhance The Sky
To add more drama to the sky, select the ‘Graduated Filter’ tool and, in the control panel, click twice on the minus icon alongside the ‘Exposure’ slider. This will give a -1.00 exposure and zero all the sliders. Drag the grad over the sky to make it a little darker and, when you’re happy with the effect, adjust the ‘Temperature’ slider to suit the image.
With this sunrise image, we increased Temperature to +30 to warm up the sky. We then added a second grad from the bottom of the frame to the tree-line and, once it was in place, adjusted the Exposure to +0.80. This retained the warmth of the first grad, but brightened the foreground to give a better balance. On this grad, we also increased ‘Clarity’ to +50 in order to enhance the definition.