When using any of the Local Adjustment tools (Radial Filter, Graduated Filter, or Adjustment Brush), click in the Color swatch to choose a color from the Color Picker. To select a color from the image, first click in the color picker, then continue to hold the mouse down and drag over the image area to choose a color from the photo.
Note: applying color using the local adjustment tools is similar to adding a color wash, not a solid paint stroke (which would obscure details in the photograph). Adding color in this way can create a hand-colored look (similar to the traditional technique of applying colored pencils over on a B&W image).
Discover how to dramatically improve an image either by removing or adding haze to an entire photo, or to specific regions using the local adjustment tools. Note: this technology is also available in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CC.
Command + Option + R on Mac (Control + Alt + R on Win) will reset the sliders for the Local Adjustment Tools in Adobe Camera Raw. This shortcut will work regardless of whether you have a local correction selected or not. (If you don’t have one selected, it’ll simply reset the sliders to zero for the “next” correction that you create. Note that in ACR, attempting to create an “empty” correction will result in a warning dialog.)
You can also reset the sliders by right-clicking the pin in the preview area and choosing “Reset Local Correction Settings” from the popup menu, or choose the same entry from the flyout menu in the local correction pane.
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.
In this episode of The Complete Picture (Video Tutorial – How to Optimize Lightroom 5), Julieanne shares several suggestions for hardware, software, and preferences to help optimize the performance of Lightroom. Keeping these tips in mind when setting up a new system or refining your current system will help speed up Lightroom and make you more productive.