Camera Raw HSL Adjustment Brush and Gradient Tools

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Adobe, first thank you for all the wonderful updates! For the next Camera Raw version, I would recommend adding  HSL adjustment brush and gradient tool. I bet everyone would be super happy with this idea. As photographers we often shoot in different environments and colors are not always pleasing in shadows or highlights. So, I wish I would have a chance to adjust a particular color by having an HSL brush or gradient tools. For example, desaturate yellows in certain areas.
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Tomas Skaringa

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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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I'm not sure I understand what you are asking. Camera Raw already has a Gradient Filter. And the Adjustment Brush effectively has HSL now. Hue was added in this update, Saturation has been in the brush since the beginning, and L is effectively the same as Exposure, which was also already in the brush. That is the reason why Adobe only added the missing Hue slider, not three HSL sliders.

Camera Raw and Lightroom Classic also have Range Mask, which makes it even easier to select only the yellow colors in a certain area. Lightroom Mobile and Lightroom Desktop do not have range mask (yet), but you can brush a yellow area with Auto Mask enabled.
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Hi Johan, Thanks for the response. I've just realized that you can actually desaturate unwanted colors in the selected areas with masking tools. Thanks for educating! :) 
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Jerry S'alur

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'Wonderful'??