Lightroom CC: Custom Brush Presets

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I was (and still am, I guess) so, so excited about the launch of the new CC. However, I was extremely disappointed to find that there is no local adjustments folder to add custom brush presets. I chatted with an Adobe Support rep and they said that it "may be added in the future" and to post on here.

I cannot believe that I have to post on here asking for Adobe to add a main chunk of my workflow back into Lightroom. I can't be the only one whose LR workflow is affected by the lack of this capability.
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Great request. The "new" Lightroom CC is a brand new app, so it won't have all of the features from Classic, at least for some time. There is an update to the version of Lightroom you were using previously though, and it still looks the same as the old version, with all of the existing features. You'll find it in your CC app as Lightroom Classic. (Yes, I know it's silly they changed the name!)
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I am already aware of Classic (and have merged my main catalog over to CC), and while I won't get into my feelings on the name change, the fact that CC was released without brush presets makes it nearly useless to me (as well as, I'm sure, many other professionals). 

I am absolutely in love with the fact that my images in their entirety can be accessed from anywhere, but Lightroom CC is no more useful than a digital photo frame until I can use my brushes.
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So you've done the right thing Claire, by putting in a feature requests, and all of these requests will be weighed up and prioritized. I hope you won't have to wait too long!
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Can't use the brushes or presets then add to that no watermark feature.  Seriously, what were they thinking?  Useless program. 
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This seriously adds SO much time onto my workflow! I want the old Lightroom back! :( 
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Gianna, you can have the old Lightroom back, no trouble. The latest version of the "traditional" Lightroom is called Lightroom Classic.
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I'm very disappointed to discover that brushes cannot be added to Lightroom CC. Because it comes with integrated brushes I would have thought that would be a no-brainer. Until third-party brushes can be added, CC is pretty much useless to me.
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I agree. Can't use it until i can add brushes
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This is stupid.  I bought lightroom CC BECAUSE of brushes options, then I find out only the older versions have it. Uninstalling and cancelling my account. Ridiculous. You suck Adobe. Its a marketing scheme to force people to buy both Photoshop and Lightroom as a package, they make money.
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No, Lightroom Classic is equally as new as Lightroom CC - they were released on the same day at the same time. You can cross grade to the Photography Plan which includes Lightroom Classic if you wish to do so. Difference is it's desktop/folder based rather than cloud based.
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Hi Victoria, I tried to change my plan and cross grade to the photography plan (bc Lightroom CC doesn't support 3rd party brushes-CRAZY), but it's not letting me! Any ideas?
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Hi Veronica, sorry, I've been away from the forums working on a book launch. Contact Customer Services and they'll be able to do it for you.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom CC: Local adjustment presets.

One of my most used tools in Classic is the local adjustment presets, such as 'Iris Enhance' or 'Teeth Whitening'. These are very useful for quick edits where the round trip to Photoshop doesn't make sense.

It is possible to achieve the same results manually, but setting the sliders every time defeats the whole concept of making quick edits.
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Not having the brushes really disrupts everything I do. 

I'll stay with the classic if this isn't changed. I was super excited, too! :( 
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Mary

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ME too!!!
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I'm very disappointed that Lr CC doesn't have the feature to use brush presets, even after just a few months. This is a major reason why we use Lr. That it "may" have it "sometime" is not good enough. This is something that should be a priority.
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It's difficult to do research on both lightrooms online- google and youtube always include the wrong program in the search results (they should have different names) anyhow finally I have discovered there is no way to get brush presets in LR CC and I'm astounded.  I'll have to open my Lightroom file in LR classic for easy brushing before sending it to photoshop to cut out objects. 3 programs per picture? I must be doing this wrong.
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I need and want my brushes too
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This is very silly, useless, waste of time. I need to be able to use my brushes in order to continue my workflow. Thanks!