Lightroom: Canon EOS 6D: problems with adjustment brushes

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With the latest update, Lightroom works 99% with raw images from the new Canon EOS 6D, except the retouching pencil! Help! I would like to adjust light levels locally and I can't!
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So the adjustment brush works with other camera's raw files, just not the 6D raw files?

Can you post a screen-shot of your adjustment brush settings and describe what you're trying to do and what you expect to happen that is not happening?
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I just try to make the man's face lighter, which works fine with older files from my canon EOS550D, but not with those from the 6D. Nothing happens, whatever I do with the sliders. Other things, like a gradual filter, do work normally.

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I'd like to see the overlay and the rest of the brush panel that is chopped off the bottom in your screen shot.
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Whatever I did with the sliders below (size, density etc.) of brush A or B, nothing happened... until I clicked on the last word below the sliders ("opnieuw instellen" in the Dutch version, I suppose that is something like "reset"), and now it seems to work. Man, this Lightroom is a good program for it's features, but so terrible in user-friendliness!
I still don't understand why it didn't work, but I'm glad it works again.
Thanks for your kind assistance!
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You might have had flow or density set to zero when you were painting.
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Make sure a newly imported 6D image works w/o having to click Reset; otherwise, new LR defaults may need to be configured for the 6D where flow and density are non-zero.
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Whoops, with a new image, again it doesn't work and whatever I do with the sliders (density, size etc.), nothing happens!
With images from the canon 550D it works but you only see the effect after clicking the "ready" button. That was not the case with LR4.2, so I'm affraid this is a bug.
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And... starting LR again with a new catalog, it works again, but anyhow the effect shows only after clicking the "ready" button, which means you have to work with a blindfold.
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When you import a new image that doesn't work (before pressing any button), do a screen capture of the lower portion of your Adjustment Brush panel.

Collapse the Histogram panel using the little arrow at its top, to give more room, or just scroll down so we can see the bottom of the Adjustment Brush panel.

A theory is that the Flow and/or Density, the two sliders just off the bottom of your screen shot, above, are zero. Flow = how much paint, and Density is how transparent it is not, with Density of zero being fully transparent. In other words no paint or transparent paint cannot be seen.

Take another screenshot after you've clicked Reset.

If this theory is borne out, then all you have to do is create new 6D LR defaults with non zero numbers.