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Thu, Mar 31, 2011 8:30 PM

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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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6 months ago

Local Hue was implemented in the June 2020 Release. See https://theblog.adobe.com/from-the-acr-team-introducing-the-hue-adjustment-tool/ for details!
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Cool, the post was just 9 years old :D
Jokes apart, thanks!

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I've been asking Adobe for this feature since the local adjustment brush was added in LR2 I believe. They don't listen to end users. Ever.

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104 Points

I will go look. I was in a car accident earlier this month so I haven't updated my software yet this month. It would be nice to see this was added ten years or so after I was the first one to ask for it.

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104 Points

Nope. They half assed it again. There needs to be an eye dropper function to select the exact shade/hue of the target color you want to affect. Adobe is king at half asking updates that have been requested for years.

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In Lightroom Classic and Camera Raw you use the Range Mask Tool - in Color Mode to select the exact Hue you want exposed to the local adjustment tool. There is an eye dropper for that function...
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Nope. They half assed it again. There needs to be an eye dropper function to select the exact shade/hue of the target color you want to affect. Adobe is king at half asking updates that have been requested for years.
The Local HUE tool works great but like anything else you have to take the time to learn how to use it and apparently you haven't done that.  Like all other Local adjustment tools you have to select what you want changed first.  

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I will take a look. Was in a car accident on Friday and I hadn’t updated anything yet this month. I updated Lr classic earlier today and had a quick look. I’ve taught Adobe software for years so I don’t need a lecture on how to use it. I made it clear in my previous post why I hadn’t updated yet. With the car accident, I haven’t been at the computer much this month.

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No Adobe always half asses their updates. They could really make this a quick use toolinLR but they choose not to.

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Kristi
Sorry, I hope you are fully healed from the accident.  I have played with the Hue tool quite a bit and it works very well but I have found you pretty much have to use the Color Range Mask to make it effective. It seems to work in circumstances I didn't thinK it would work well for.   I think you will like it and find it very useful and will help to not have to round-trip to Photoshop as often for hue changes.

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This is a big step in the right direction. Thanks guys.

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This is a big step in the right direction. Thanks guys.

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Any particular reason we can't just have the regular HSL tab copy pasted into the local adjustments? Would be a lot simpler than futsing with the Colour Range Mask (which also means you can only effect one colour in a selection instead of 2 or 3) and this new slider.

Would also be great if we could click and scroll wheel this new slider (and also the two different types of mask sliders) like you can with all the other sliders in LR.

Cheers.

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The new local HSL control is much more selective and has a greater range than the HSL panel controls.
Here's an example using a Graduated filter dragged off canvas to apply the local settings to the whole image. The Color Range control was used to select the color of the purple gems and then use the local Hue slider to change the color to green. The Adjustment Brush could have also been used if you want to target a specific area of the image. You won't get that selectivity and range of hue using the HSL panel controls. To increase saturation use the local Saturation control and for luminance the local Exposure control. Since a Color Range Mask has been applied those settings will only be applied to the selected color area. It's not all that difficult once you understand how to use the Color Range Mask control.

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Thank you Rikk and Adobe Team,
this local Hue tools is a very good step. Please implement the Color and Luminance Range Mask in LR (mobile and Desk) to be able to select the areas, then I am happy (for the moment :-)

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While adding hue to local adjustments is a step in the right direction, we're still missing local luminosity. I shoot real estate and would love to change the blue luminosity of the sky without effecting the blues of the house. 

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What do you think local exposure does?

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hello,
you have exposure and saturation and also color range mask for the blue.
If you put a gradient on the sky (sometimes outside image) and use the erase brush i think you could select only the sky

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Robert and Marc, are you talking about LR CC Mobile?
If yes, please explain the steps in detail, that would be great.
Update: Yes, in LR Classic it is possible and we are here in the LrC support category

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326 Points

Hi guys,
I have a hard time understanding this new adjustment "improvement". I find the video from Adobe a bit dense for anyone like me.

 Does anyone know of a Youtube tutorial where the demonstrator is articulate, speaks in measured tones and whose explanations are on the Dummies level of clarity? 

Thanks a lot.

Raphael

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@Raphael-  Please see the second demo video here to learn how to use this new local hue adjustment. https://gregbenzphotography.com/photography-tips/automatically-reduce-noise-and-change-local-color-i...

Key is to combine with color range masks, which allow you to change the hue of a specific color, rather than globally.

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George, your video is super. Makes the point clearly, is comfortable to watch and makes its point with a surprising economy of means. Well done.

I think I'll take a look at that tutorial that distinguishes between Texture and Clarity. And maybe Detail?

A million thanks. 

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3 months ago


This is not implemented though! HSL refers to hue, saturation ja luminance. I want to take my, for example, radial filter tool, and use same old HSL panel on it. For instance, I want to change the saturation+luminance of blues (again, just within my tool). I don't want to use any other mask to do that, I don't want that hassle. It would be fantastic to just have that same old panel available there, too!

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>"It would be fantastic to just have that same old panel available there, too!"
With respect, I do not agree. The Hue sliders in global HSL panel are very restrictive (they only change hue to adjacent colors.  Orange<Yellow>Green). The Brush & Gradient Hue adjustment is 'full spectrum'- much more useful.

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3 months ago

You can change Hue, Saturation and Lumininance (Exposure) with the local sliders now so I don't see what the issue is.  Local HSL is essentially implemented.  Maybe not how you would like to do it but it works well.

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Agreed! It's EZ PZ and waaaay more selective and accurate. Good video tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DBGOGbKTBM