Posts tagged "The Adjustment Brush"

January 8, 2014

The Adjustment Brush Overlay in Lightroom

When painting with the Adjustment Brush in the Develop Module in Lightroom, tap the “O” key to Show/Hide Mask Overlay. Add the Shift key to cycle the mask overlay colors (red, green and white). Displaying the mask overlay can make it much easier to see areas the areas that are included/excluded from the adjustment in order to make refinements to the mask. 

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October 10, 2012

Video Tutorial – The Graduated Filter and Adjustment Brush

In this episode of The Complete Picture (The Graduated Filter and Adjustment Brush), discover the power of making selective adjustments like dodging and burning, color corrections and noise removal using the Graduated Filter and Adjustment Brush. Note: although this video was recorded in Lightroom, the same techniques are available in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS6.


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June 12, 2012

Is there an Equivalent to Quick Mask in Lightroom?

Well, not exactly, however, when using the Adjustment Brush in the Develop module in Lightroom, tapping the “O”  key (for Overlay) displays the mask  while painting. Tap “O” again to hide the mask. To change the color of the mask, add the Shift key and tap “O”.  While I know that this is not exactly Quick Mask, it does allow you to view the mask that you’re painting in Lightroom.

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September 10, 2009

The Adjustment Brush – Masking Options

When using the Adjustment brush, tap “M” to toggle on/off the Auto Mask option (Auto Mask automatically detect edges based on contrast and color to help selectively apply adjustments to a desired area. To view the Mask Overlay tap “Y” to toggle the Overlay on /off. To choose a different color to display as the mask overlay, click the color swatch to the right of the Show Mask option.

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September 9, 2009

The Adjustment Brush – Painting Options

Parallel to Photoshop, Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) + “[" or "]” increases/decreases brush size. Adding the Shift key increases/decreases Feather. Adjusting the Flow is even easier, simply tap the “+ ” (plus) or “-” (minus) to increase/decrease. Note: the Flow sets the amount and speed at which an adjustment is applies , the Density caps the amount of change that can be made (even with multiple strokes).

In addition, Shift -drag constrains the Adjustment Brush to a straight line and Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) toggles the Adjustment Brush and Eraser tool.

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