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142 Points

Fri, Feb 1, 2019 12:33 PM

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Lightroom CC: brush inconsistent

When I use the brush in Lightroom CC desktop it applies the edits more thickly in the areas where I go over the image repeatedly. (I know that I'm not using the terminology correctly, I don't know what these characteristics are correctly called.)  In the attached photo you can see where I was experimenting with the brush.  In the lowest section the most intense, densest blue was where I moved the cursor over the image repeatedly while the lighter blue is where I only passed over the image once.  Is this how the tool is supposed to work?  I would have expected the edits to affect everything covered by that brush to change in a consistent manner.  This way I will get enhanced edits along edges that I go back over to clean up.

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208 Messages

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4.2K Points

2 years ago

The buildup you are seeing is because the brush flow is set below 100% so each successive stroke is adding to previous flow.
Try experimenting with flow and density you will soon get the hang of it.
From your example images, I think you have auto mask turned on.

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492 Messages

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9K Points

2 years ago

Check the value of the Flow slider, it's probably much less than 100. In that situation each brush stroke is applying less than the full amount of the adjustment, so the more you brush over the same place the more the effect builds up.

6 Messages

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142 Points

2 years ago

Yes, thank you!  I appreciate you taking time to answer beginner questions.