Posts tagged "Adjustment Brush"

December 17, 2014

Changing Brush Size Quickly in Camera Raw

To quickly change the size of the Adjustment Brush in Camera Raw, Control -click (Mac) | Right -click Win drag left/right to decrease/increase the size of the brush. Add the Shift key and drag left/right to decrease/increase the Feather value.

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August 26, 2014

32/50 – Reposition and Duplicate Local Adjustment Brush Adjustments in Photoshop CC

Discover all of the new refinements made to the Adjustment Brush in Camera Raw including the ability to reposition brush adjustments in the video below.

In addition, these shortcuts will help when using the Adjustment Brush:
• Command + Option -drag (Mac) | Control + Alt -drag (Win) an Adjustment Brush pin to duplicate the pin.
• Option -click (Mac) | Alt -click(Win) to delete the pin.
• If you prefer, Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) displays both options – to duplicate or delete a pin.
• Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) on the pin to access the option to “Reset Local Correction Settings” from the context menu. Or, use the fly-out menu to choose “Reset Local Correction Settings” – whichever is faster for you.

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September 17, 2013

Camera Raw 8.2, Lightroom 5.2 now available!

Improvements made to both Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) in Photoshop include:

• Refinements to the Spot Removal/Healing tool include a new Feather slider to control the softness of the edge when cloning or healing areas of an image. In addition, there have been improvements in the way that the Spot Healing tool determines the auto source location (the area that it clones/heals from), so that it  now works better for images with textured areas. And, if the image has been cropped, the Spot Removal/Healing tool will bias the selection of the auto source location from within the crop rectangle (as opposed to auto-choosing image areas outside the crop).

• To help reduce low-frequency color mottling like you see on the left side of the illustration below, a new Color Smoothness adjustment slider has been added to the Color Noise Reduction options in the Detail Panel. When the amount is increased, the color mottling is removed (as you see on the right side of the illustration below).


In addition, several improvements were made to Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) as they are already available/not applicable in Lightroom.

• The Histogram is now interactive in ACR. This enables the ability to click and drag on the Histogram to adjust the Blacks, Shadows, Exposure, Highlights, and Whites slider adjustments in the Basic tab.

• ACR now has separate Auto Temperature and Auto Tint controls, which are applied by Shift -double clicking on either the Temperature or Tint adjustment sliders.

• Refinements to the Local Adjustment Brush include the ability to reposition brush adjustments by clicking and dragging on brush adjustment pins. In addition, Command + Option -drag (Mac) | Control + Alt -drag (Win) a Local Adjustment Brush pin will duplicate the pin and Option -click (Mac) | Alt -click(Win) will delete the pin. If you prefer, Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) displays both options – to duplicate or delete a pin.

• Workflow presets are now available for defining and then quickly choosing output settings in ACR. And, after creating your custom presets, you can Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) the workflow link to quickly switch between them. In addition, when changing image size, a new option for Percentage is available in the drop down menu.


• Save Image options now include Color Space, Image Sizing, Output Sharpening and Presets. This means that you can select the desired images and save them using Save Image presets without having to change your current workflow settings.

Click here for more information, about the Photoshop Photography Program.

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September 3, 2013

Making Changes to Selective Adjustment’s Effects in Lightroom

When using Lightroom’s selective adjustment tools (such as the Adjustment Brush, Graduated Filter and Radial Filter), in order to reduce the effects of several sliders at once, click the disclosure triangle to the right of “Effect”. In the closed position (with the Effect adjustment sliders hidden), the Amount slider is revealed. Use the Amount slider to modify (increase or decrease) all of the Effect sliders at once.



Note: when using the Amount slider, all  sliders are changed at once. This is very useful when a complex adjustment has been made using multiple effect sliders and you simply want to fine tune the intensity of the total effect and don’t want to have to manipulate each individual slider.

In addition, when using the Adjustment brush, positioning your cursor over the pin and click-dragging left/right (with the scrubby icon displayed) will decrease/increase the sliders without having to use the Amount slider.

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July 25, 2013

Video Tutorial – Enhancing Isolated Areas of an Image in LIghtroom 5

In this video tutorial (Enhancing Isolated Areas of an Image in Lightroom 5), Julieanne demonstrated how easy it is to locally refine and enhance your photographs using Lightroom’s selective adjustment tools to dodge and burn, adjust color, add off-center vignettes, and remove dust spots and distracting elements.

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April 25, 2013

Duplicating Local Adjustments in Lightroom

Command + Option (Mac) | Control + Alt (Win)-drag will duplicate local adjustments made with the Radial Filter, Gradient Filter and the Adjustment Brush.

Note: since local adjustment pins made with the Adjustment Brush cannot be moved, the dragging gesture is treated the same as clicking, which means both gestures (dragging or clicking) will duplicate the selected correction in place.

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June 7, 2012

Adjustment Brush Shortcuts in Camera Raw in Photoshop CS6

When using the Adjustment Brush in Adobe Camera Raw, Control -drag left/right to decrease/increase the brush size. Control + Shift -drag left/right to decrease/increase the feather (softness) of the adjustment brush’s edge.

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June 5, 2012

Previewing Video in Photoshop CS6

To preview video faster in Photoshop, zoom out until the height of the canvas is less than 540 pixels. At this smaller preview size, Photoshop CS6 automatically plays and scrubs at lower resolution (and therefore faster).

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March 6, 2012

Video Tutorial – Develop Module Advancements in Lightroom 4

In this video tutorial (Develop Module Advancements in Lightroom 4), you’ll learn how to create the highest quality photographs by taking advantage of new and improved global and local adjustments in the Lightroom 4 Develop module.

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January 24, 2012

Lightroom 4 Beta – Enhancements to the Develop Module

• Snapshots now auto name with a time/date stamp.

• The White Balance Selector Tool’s sample area is dependent on zoom level. (Zoom in to sample a smaller area.)

• Noise reduction adjustments are always displayed (regardless of the zoom viewed).

• The Navigator panels in both the Library and Develop Module  have two new options for zooming 1:8 and 1:16.

• This one isn’t new, but when using the Adjustment Brush, clicking on the disclosure triangle to the right of “Effect” displays an amount slider to increase/decrease all of the adjustments applied to that adjustment at one time.

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July 15, 2011

Increasing/Decreasing Multiple Sliders at Once when using the Adjustment Brush

If you have painted in an adjustment to an image that changes multiple sliders, only to find that the overall effect is too much, place your cursor over the Pin for the Adjustment. The icon will change to a double headed arrow. Click -drag left/right on the pin (with the double headed icon) to increase/decrease all of the changes made to all sliders at once (this will be a relative change). This can be very useful when you think that the overall effect is what you want, but it’s just a bit too strong.

(For those of you that use Photoshop, you might want to think of this technique as similar to lowering the opacity of a layer – but I don’t want to confuse the issue if that analogy doesn’t work for you!)


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July 14, 2011

The Adjustment Brush – The Difference Between Flow and Density

When using the Adjustment brush, the Flow sets speed of the adjustment made when painting. For example, if you set the Exposure slider to +2 and then set the Flow down to 25 and paint in the image, you will notice that it takes a longer to build up that +2 stops than if you had left the Flow setting at 100 (eventually though, it will get there). A low Flow setting can help when trying to slowly dodge and burn in an area of an image.

The Density slider caps amount of change that can be applied with a paint stroke. If you set the Exposure slider to +2 and then set the Density down to 50, no matter how long you paint, you will never get more of a change than 1/2 of the +2 (or +1 stop). At first I thought why not just reduce the slider to cap the maximum amount, but then I realized that I can set the sliders at the highest point I need for the image, then prevent overdoing the adjustment by setting the density slider to cap the adjustment in certain areas.


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July 12, 2011

LR3 – Adjustment Brush (K)

Here are the shortcuts for the Adjustment Brush:

• Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) + “[“ or “]” increases/decreases brush size. Adding the Shift key increases/decreases feather (softness of the edge)

• 1-9 sets the Flow amount . Use 0 for 100%

•  “A” toggles Auto Mask on/off.

•  Option (Mac) / Alt (Win)  toggles Adjustment Brush and Eraser tool.

•  “/” (forward slash) toggles between brush A and B.

• Shift -drag constrains Adjustment Brush to a straight line.

• Tap Return to apply the brush and begin painting a new adjustment

•  “O” Show/Hide Mask Overlay, Shift + O cycles Mask Overlay colors.

•  “H” Hide/Show Pins.

And don’t forget, after choosing settings for a brush, you can save your new settings as a preset. To save a preset, at the top of the Adjustment Brush panel, click on the name of the currently selected preset (to the right of the word Effect) and  choose Save Current Settings As New Preset form the drop down list.


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May 18, 2011

Video Tutorial – Selective Coloring Techniques

In this Episode of the Complete Picture (Selective Coloring Techniques) I will explain two different methods for selectively colorizing an image to differentiate the subject from the background using Lightroom’s Develop module. Note: the same effects could be attained using Bridge/Adobe Camera Raw/Photoshop.

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April 4, 2011

Video Tutorial – Essential Shortcuts for Lightroom’s Develop Module

In this episode, I will demonstrate how to streamline Lightroom 3’s Develop module by taking advantage of my top 10 favorite shortcuts & time-saving features in order to eliminate many of the repetitive image adjustment tasks when editing large volumes of images. Check it out here…

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