by Julieanne Kost
In Lightroom, we can now click-drag to create a Brush Spot. As in previous versions a single click will create a circle spot and auto-find a source.
• Tap “Q” to access the Spot Removal tool. Shift + Q toggles between Clone and Heal modes.
• Command -drag (Mac) | Control -drag (Win) creates a circle spot and allows you to drag to define the source.
• Command + Option -drag (Mac) | Control + Alt -drag (Win) creates a circle spot that scales from the center.
• Command + Shift -drag(Mac) | Control + Shift -drag (Win) creates a circle spot that scales from anchor.
• Holding down Shift (before starting to paint with the Spot Removal tool) constrains the brush stroke to horizontal or vertical.
• If you click to set a circle spot and then Shift + click in a different area Lightroom will connect the first spot with the new spot via a straight brush stroke (a great way to remove telephone lines).
• To enlarge a spot after drawing, use the Size slider in the Spot Removal options panel.
• Backslash (/) – select new source for existing circle or brush spot.
• Tap “H” to hide the interface.
• Option -click (Mac) | Alt + (Win) -click deletes a spot (the icon displays as a pair of scissors).
• Option -click (Mac) | Alt + (Win) -drag over multiple spots will batch-delete spots.
• Tap “A” to toggle the Visualize Spots feature (manual controls are found in the Toolbar)