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6 Messages

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142 Points

Fri, Feb 1, 2019 5:01 AM

Gradient Mask

I'm going through the tutorial exercises and trying to replicate the exercises for the radial and linear gradient tools.  The mask appears as soon as I release the mouse drawing the oval or linear gradient and do not clear when cursor is off the photo.  I can't see the effect of changes until I press "return".  Then I have to re-select the gradient to try again.  

Makes these tools difficult, time consuming, frustrating to use.

This is with Lightroom CC for desktop 20181211-1217-31970e4 on Safari 12.0.2, MacBook Air.

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208 Messages

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4.2K Points

2 years ago

Maybe you have told the mask to be on always... see the options bar at bottom.
In any case, press letter O to cycle the mask overlay.

6 Messages

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142 Points

2 years ago

Thank you.  I don't see the options bar.  But, yes, pressing O gets me where I want to be.