Lightroom: Adjustment Brush not working

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LR3 I can't get the adjustment brush to work! It was working before. But now it is not working. Please help.
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Robert Errera

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Beat Gossweiler

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Robert,

What is not working, can you elaborate a little more?

Have you made sure you've set flow, densitiy and size to reasonable levels?

Beat
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What OS are you on?

Do you have one of the adjustment sliders set to something other than zero "0"?
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A flow and density of 25 means very little is going to happen initially, and it's going to take a lot of going over a spot to build up to 25% of the amount you have set in the sliders.
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Beat Gossweiler

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I agree with Lee Jay, to see if it works at all, set flow and density to 100 and exposure to +4 or -4.

Beat
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Robert Errera

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I set flow and density to 100 and exposure to +4 . Nothing guys.
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Robert Errera

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I figured it out. Rookie misstake. I was working on bad files. I tried another set of photos and it works fine.I have a lot to learn. Thx Beat and Jeff for your time and interest.
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olizer olivina

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hello. im having the same problem. my adjustment brush doesnt work. i tried with different photos, adjusting the exposure etc, but still it doesnt work. help me pls anyone?
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Beat Gossweiler

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Can you give more specifics about what does not work and what exactly your steps are?

Can you post a screen shot of your adjustment brush panel like this:


Beat
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olizer olivina

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help me...my adjustment brush doesnt work!:(
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Leslie Howells

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Hi, and helllllpppp!
I'm using LR 2.7 on a Mac 10.6.8 os.
Have had nooo problems, until yesterday, when the brush tool in LR stopped working. I went over an area to lighten it, and no adjustments can be made with any of the sliders. I've changed nothing: no preferences, etc. This is a random occurrence, but I cannot get it to work!
(I've tried re-starting program, AND re-booting computer, to no avail)
ta!
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Leslie Howells

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GOT IT!
(I'm blushing, but I'll post this here if it will help others)
My "density" on the brush was set to "minimum".
I don't know how that got changed (I never touch it), but it did, and I finally noticed it!
Sigh....
Hope all your problems are solved as easily today!
ta!
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Ramdzan Bin Hamidah

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Hi,

I'm posting this for the benefit for others too - I'm using Lightroom 5.

Indeed my DENSITY brush was automatically set to minimum. I've set it back to MAXIMUM and it works.

I was frustrated for few weeks. Thks to Leslie Howells for the tips

thks
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Hello,

I have a problem with my adjustment brush too.

I am using lightroom 5.6 on mac os 10.9.3 and the brush is not dropping the pin, therefore I can't do any adjustments. It was fine until two weeks ago. If I restart Lightroom it works fine for 2 images and then the same thing happens. I did the update to 5.6 but with no results.

Do you have any recommendations?

Thank you!
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Pamela Perry

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The same with me !!! :-(((((
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A preference reset is a good place to start. http://www.lightroomforums.net/showth...
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Pamela Perry

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Thank you for your reply, BUT ! I logged on this morning and the problem was still there, so I thought TAKE IT OFF and reload. I clicked on to applications to do this but I thought just have peep to see what is in the LR folder.
I decided not to take it off and had a look at LR again at the adjustment brush and it worked !!!!!!! It hasn't done this for so long ???? Whatever I did or didn't do it is working. !!! Have a good day.
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Pamela Perry

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A friend of mine has the same LR 5.6 and he has a density box to tick but I haven't ! Mine is a slider. How bizarre is this. We both have a Mac OS X ( Yosemite ).
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Density is a slider.

There is a check box above it but it is for the Automask function not Density.

I am glad to hear your brush is working again.
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Pamela Perry

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Thank you so much for your responses - I am so impressed !!! Glad I joined - thank you once again. Oh, yes, I did notice the auto mask box .