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Mon, Feb 19, 2018 11:34 PM

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Lightroom Classic: None of my adjustment brushes are working since this last update.

None of the brushes in LR are working since this last update. I have closed and restarted program many times to see if it would 'reset' them and it has not.

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Champion

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3 years ago

The first thing to check is do you have the Flow or Density set to an extremely low value?

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3 years ago

sorry to say this, but where would I locate that to see?

Champion

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3 years ago

At the bottom of the panel...

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3 years ago

lol, thank you! I never even thought to look there as I adjust it by the sliders above it normally. I usually keep the flow and density at the same level as always. I guess when the update went through it zeroed them out. You saved the day... at least mine! Thank you much!

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2 years ago

Both of these are setup correctly yet I still have issues using my adjustment brush. The action will even show up in my History list and the pin will be placed where I started, however NOTHING happens. The overlay will not show either (my color is green). If I close and re-open, sometimes it will resume to work, but arbitrarily it will stop at some point. VERY frustrating! I'm at a loss as I have the most current version of Windows on an HP ZBook 3 w/16GB RAM and my SSD is half full as I store all my photos on an external hard drive (even moved photos to an external SSD w/type-C connection to no avail). HELP, anyone! I've perused the internet and Adobe, but nothing helps!

Adobe Administrator

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2 years ago

@Cynthia Woodall-Fontenot - one of the common things I see people do is attempt to assign a star-rating while in the Adjustment brush tool.  If you attempt to assign a 1-star rating by hitting a [ 1 ] key with the brush tool active, it actually sets the Flow to 10% (2 sets it to 20%) and so on. If you hit a #1 when you are active and set your Flow to 10% it will be very difficult to see that you are indeed painting.  Anytime the brush stops working as you describe, check Flow and Density and make sure they have decent values (50% or higher) to ensure you can see what you are doing.
 

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2 years ago

Ok, I'll double-check. Thanks for your time. :)

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2 years ago

Thank you, I didn't know any of this myself.  However, this has not resolved my problem.  I have the same as Cynthia, my Brush doesn't seem to do anything.  I have exposure, flow and density maxed out to be sure.  At those levels, I should see white streaks wherever I paint by NOTHING changes.  Please help!  I use my brush all the time!

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2 years ago

@Chris Shuhmann

I would recommend, in order:

1. Restarting Lightroom
2. Restarting your computer
and if those don't clear the brushing issue, reset your preferences.

A Preference File will survive a Lightroom uninstall/reinstall. Sometimes weird behavior is corrected/cured by resetting the preferences. 

Reset Procedure:

1. Close Lightroom.
2. Hold down [Alt/Opt]+[Shift] while restarting Lightroom. 
3. Overwrite the Preferences when prompted by the dialog.
4. Close Lightroom.
5. Restart Lightroom.

Does the behavior continue after resetting the preferences?
 

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