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408 Points

Fri, Aug 5, 2011 4:54 AM

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Lightroom: Please add a quick selection brush

Add a quick selection brush to Lightroom like the one in Photoshop. That adjustment brush is just too hard to use. I can quick select much faster than I can brush (although brushes are still necessary in low contrast areas)

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7.7K Points

9 years ago

The adjustment brush has a "Auto Mask" option, which works very similar to PS quick select. "Auto Mask" can be activated for the delete-brush, too (its options can be changed while having activated it using the Alt key). Isn't that exactly what you need?

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408 Points

9 years ago

I know about that feature, but I've never had consistent results with the auto mask option.

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Then, in my opinion, the correct request is "improve the automask functionality", to which I would agree.

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60 Points

i didnt see it.

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102.2K Points

9 years ago

Ok, so let's have more detail on that then. What problems are you seeing with automask that need improving?

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11.1K Points

9 years ago

The "Auto mask" option very often produces freckled results for me. When there is no clean edge then "Auto mask" seems to select individual pixels to affect in the feather area and the results typically look bad.

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408 Points

9 years ago

Maybe I just need better instruction on the use of auto mask, but I find that the brushed-on mask often extends past where I expect it to. Using delete to fix it does the same, so I find myself brushing deleting brushing deleting over and over until I finally get it right. With the Quick Select in PS I rarely have that problem.

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"Maybe I just need better instruction on the use of auto mask, but I find that the brushed-on mask often extends past where I expect it to"

I found auto mask non-intuitive, but found that it works much better now that I understand a particular about it.

My intuition was that it would limit itself to colors near to the one at the center of the brush at my original click. Wrong. As you drag, it keeps adding the colors of anything you drag over to the colors that it wants to include in the mask. Knowing this, I now tend to use large brushes and single-clicks on just the colors I want included.

Knowing that, I did all this with automask (it's animated, so be patient):

http://photos.imageevent.com/sipphoto...

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1K Points

6 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: Create an Adjustment Brush using "Quick Selection".

The adjustment brush in Lightroom is a great way to create any kind of mask for adjustments. But if one has to add adjustments close to the edges of an object, it requires a high amount of precision and work to achieve this goal. Here some examples:

- Make a precise mask for the sky up to the edges of mountains, houses or the skyline.
- Make a precise mask around the head of a portrait.
- Make a mask around an object on a product photo.

In such situations a brush like the "Quick Selection" tool from Photoshop would be very handy. The mask could be done with a few strokes.

This would save hours of time.

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82 Points

6 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Suggestion tool to add ....

Good morning .. keep going you are amazing ... i have a suggestion ... what about including quick selection tool in the same quality of Photoshop in lightroom !.. like gradient and brush tools .. i'd love it ...
because i think it will be easier for photographers to ent retouch thier photos ..