Lightroom and ACR: Add White Balance Brush

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One of the most common problems I have as a photographer is that when using a flash the color temperature does not always match the background. A setting for color temperature would be a very useful addition to the brushes available through the mask panel in the develop section.
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Jill Lynch

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Son Nguyen

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You can use color-overlay in local adjustment brush. However, I think you should invest in flash gel. They're cheap and it's good trying to get it right out of the camera instead of relying too much on the software. Since it's your MOST COMMON problem, flash gel is a good investment for less than $20.
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Hi Jill, it looks like your wish made it into the Lightroom 4 beta! This is a feature I was also waiting for, especially for use in fast paced event photography where gelling the lights is not possible.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the tint and temp adjustment brushes are updated to use actual color temperature and tint values (in beta 1 the values go from -100 to +100... not as useful as it could be).
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Actual color temperature values probably will not happen. The effect of the Temperature in local adjustment tools is cumulative to the temperature already applied through the global White Balance-it doesn't replace it.
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I do a lot of HDR preparation in Photoshop's CameraRaw plugin, and i really miss a white balance adjustment brush with multiple settings to correct more than one WB problem areas. Also the option to use any adjustment brush on multiple selected images would be great.

Sometimes in (spherical) HDR indoor situations with multiple light sources and incoming daylight this would really benefit in time and ease!

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
ACR: White balance adjustment brush?.