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7.5K Points

Thu, Mar 31, 2011 8:30 PM

Implemented

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Lightroom/Camera Raw: HSL controls for adjustment brush and gradient tools

The addition of HSL controls for the adjustment brush and the gradient tools would be a wonderful advancement and offer LR another great feature set that I'm sure would come in handy for the vast majority of Lightroom users.

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4 Messages

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188 Points

6 years ago

This is a feature I really would like. I don't want to jump over to Photoshop to perform this simple task.

Please Adobe. Add this!

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1.9K Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Local Adjustments in HSL.

I'd love to see asking in the HSL panel. It could work in the same way as the adjustment brush, with pins. This would be a great feature, as sometimes I want to change the luminance, but don't want to change it for all of the colors in the image. Local HSL would be great!

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100 Points

6 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom CC: HSL adjustment brush!.

The adjustment brush as it is currently is great, but to really knock it out of the park there needs to be an adjustment brush for the HSL levels. I find myself needing to adjust the saturation or luminance of a certain color in a certain area, but end up not doing the adjustment for fear of ruining all of the same color in the rest of the photograph. Does anybody else think this should be a good addition?

3 Messages

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80 Points

6 years ago

I have repeatedly asked for this feature since LR v.2 when the adjustment brush was introduced.

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80 Points

6 years ago

This is Chad's wife, Kris, posting from his Adobe ID password (our whole household uses Adobe software).

3 Messages

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80 Points

6 years ago

Here is my thread from three years ago.

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76.3K Points

6 years ago

Adobe is definitely aware that we want HSL (and other adjustments) localizable (e.g. Eric Chan of Adobe has commented about it in the past). Lr's design has limitations (e.g. performance), and they opted for white balance instead last time. Fingers cross for HSL next time.

For the mean time, consider using an app with layers, like Photoshop.

10 Messages

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394 Points

5 years ago

HSL in adjustment brush makes so much sense. Sometimes I want to locally increase the green in the grass and not on the subject shirt. This would give huge flexibility in the editing process. Adobe you added dehaze in the adjustment brush why it's so hard to add HSL?

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130 Points

5 years ago

I really hope they put this in the next version, it would save me so much time!!

Champion

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2.6K Messages

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33.7K Points

5 years ago

Just to clarify, you're asking for the 24 sliders from the HSL area to be added to the 15 there currently are in the Adjustment Brush area?  I think performance and adding quite a bit more vertical height to the adjustment brush slider area may be the concerns.

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7.8K Points

There's probably an intelligent way to compress it in there. 

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140 Points

I can't speak for others, but I'm just asking for the HSL adjustments to be applied to a brush rather than the whole image. I don't think they would have to be added to the Adjustment Brush area necessarily. Just make them accessible when using a brush. If they can add every other conceivable adjustment, then I don't see why HSL would be that large of a leap.

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80 Points

Using sliders in HSL? Really? I haven't used the sliders in years. The beauty of HSL is the Targeted Adjustment Tool, which allows you to click and drag in the image to make adjustments without having to guess what color you should be affecting.

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140 Points

You're missing the point. Whether it is sliders, or the TAT (which, I agree, is AWESOME), I think users are looking for a way to selectively target certain areas of an image rather than the entire photo.

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80 Points

I'm not missing the point.  I've suggested the same for years.  I call it the Targted Target Adjustment Tool.  My point being that sliders are slow and inaccurate.

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140 Points

My apologies. I agree that the sliders are cumbersome and quirky. I'm just using that terminology in reference to being able to make it truly targeted. TTAT using your own terms.

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80 Points

Thanks, but no apologies needed. I've been itching for a more selective adjustment tool for quite some time. I think the last couple updates of light room have been a little bit on the weak, failing to incorporate something that seems so basic for such a long time, like more options in the print module, like drop shadow, guidelines and other things like being able to color code folders or collections.

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100 Points

Who cares how much length it may add? Find a way to add the feature in. Targeted adjustments are the only things that begin to matter on the professional end. I need the ability to selectively modify color in a batch of images from events. Currently I have to compromise too much. I prefer capture one for most of my work now because of this lack of very selective color/saturation/luminance modification in lightroom, but the only thing holding C1 back from being my only choice is just how steep the learning curve is for that color editing process and the ease of integration with Photoshop when delivering multiple images. 

If you're worried about making the use of Photoshop obsolete because people will begin to ask too much for a Lightroom only package that is cheaper than the bundle of Photoshop and Lightroom, you shouldn't be. There's plenty of great reasons (i.e. advanced cloning/healing/repair/brushing/painting/every friggin thing on the planet...it's an amazing program, no one should be ignoring it!) to use Photoshop. 


There's just SO MUCH TIME that can be saved by simply adding these basic features. Not having to swap back and forth from Photoshop for some simple color issues would save me TIME. Time is a finite resource. The only currency ANY of us truly have that matters. If you can give me back my TIME with a small addition of benefits that make my life easier, I'll be that much happier because my LIFE can be more full. You have a chance to make a very small change that will give millions of LR users (at very least a few thousand who rely on those tools, and more when you educate people on their power) back some precious time. It's a gift you can give to others that costs very little, and it will keep giving. Hell, you can even do some basic math and figure out how much time you've saved people with changes to the program and use it as an advertising hook. As long as you've actually done right, it's okay to be proud of that. 

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60 Points

Yes HSL on brush area only please!!!!

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190 Points

I absolutely 100% want this as well!!!!!  Adobe, it's time for Lightroom to 'grow up'!  Without the ability to control HSL settings locally, Lightroom is just a glorified 'toy' IMHO.  I can't say the number of times I've needed to decrease a colour's saturation, or change a colour's hue on a SPECIFIC part of an image.  What are you waiting for?

Does anyone know of another image editing program that currently allows users to easily adjust HSL settings to specific parts of an image?   If such a program exists, it might be time to ditch Lightroom altogether!

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2.2K Points

Capture One
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916 Points

ON1 photoraw 2019 as plugin for Lightroom or phototoshop when lightroom is not enough. it could replace lightroom but some features remain better in lightroom in library, print and develop modules.

55 Messages

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916 Points

But don't forget the graduated filter trick, outside image :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEwetJGgKA0


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130 Points

I came to this forum after being told in a user-to-user forum that Adode staff reads all the comments here. Since the first request for a brushable HSL dates to 9 years (YEARS!) ago, and the last mention of any attention paid by Adobe is 5 years old, I'm wondering why this is proving so difficult? Could someone at Adobe please explain the delay? If such a function is impossible, then please say so and we'll all shut up.

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2.2K Points

Couldn't agree more!
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194 Points

Amen.

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326 Points

Not responding destroys loyalty.

55 Messages

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1.9K Points

5 years ago

Just being able to brush saturation would be an amazing way to selectively remove background distractions, enhance subjects, etc.  Agreed that clutter needs to be avoided, but could put just those sliders in a pop-up box so that it has minimal impact to the primary dropdown options.

4 Messages

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186 Points

5 years ago

+1 for HSL with the adjustment brush/gradient tools. It would save me a lot of roundtrips to and from PS.

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82 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Local tsl.

Hello, we were talking between photographs and we need, " local TSL " treatment, if u can think for next versions
Thanks

6 Messages

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196 Points

4 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled HSL in Brushes.

Why don't you add HSL control in brushes? Even Apple Aperture had this incredibly useful function..
Thanks!

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394 Points

4 years ago

They will never get to it. It seems like this thread is just soaked with tears and frustration. Because doing layers and other useless clicking around is way better choice. Not to say I don't appreciate all the good things adobe ia doing to the program but commmmmmmme on! This is essential to any user. Yeah adobe can you imaging people DO NEED LOCAL COLLOR CONTROLS. Can we start a legit petition #belive!