Lightroom Desktop: 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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Grant Froelich

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With the announcement that a full version of Photoshop will be released for iOS, this seems like an even more incredible omission for Lightroom CC.  This is a critical tool in just about every Lightroom workflow.  
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christin Williams

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This is unexceptable.  I thought I was getting a BETTER, UPDATED version of Lightroom.  This is totally backwards and needs to be fixed.  It never dawned on me that I couldn't use a NEWLY purchased set of brushes on the "new" lightroom. And it doesn't look like things are going to chance anytime soon since this feed is over a year old. GRRRRR.    
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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Scrap better and updated version and replace with new and different version of Lightroom.

For some things it's already much much better than LR Classic (e.g. multi-device use) but it's also very young, so it doesn't have the full feature set yet.

LR Classic has taken 12+ released years plus many prep years before that to get to the current feature set, whereas LR CC has only been out just over a year, so just set expectations accordingly. There's a lot of work to do!

If you need features that are currently only available in LR Classic, and the single-platform focus of Classic is a better fit, then Classic is still being developed and updated frequently. It may be that you're just a little early in switching.
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Hi guys same issue here. The product naming makes it very difficult to understand in detail the difference between versions, and online answers from 2017 get mixed with 2019 ́s ones.

For me the lack of brush presets kills the workflow completely, I just cancelled my subscription until this functionallity is added, that day Lightroom CC would be no doubt my game changer, as I was hoping to gat most of my work done from an iPad out of the office.

Let ́s hope this is added soon!
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still no brushes? sigh
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Dagmara Krzywicka

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Is there any chances to get Brush Presets in new LR in near future?
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Kristin Minorgan

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Any update here? Custom brush presets is so important and I don't understand why it's been deprioritized by Adobe.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Sync preset masks.

I miss the ability to use the pre saved mask options on Lr for iPad. For example, I always use the ‘iris enhance’ to pop the eyes in a portrait when editing on a computer, and now I have to set the values for the mask to each photo.
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Come on Adobe - you really need to start making improvements with your CC product otherwise people are going to start moving platforms. The lack of custom brushes for CC is baffling. 
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This is so ridiculous. Adobe please fix this ASAP. This is a total preset developer pain in the ass and a total buzzkill for CC. It's been 2 years! Let's get it together peeps. 
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Troels Kinthof

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This needs to be added! I am sticking to Lightroom Classic until Local Adjustment brushes + Presets gets added to Lightroom.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Why are brush pressets removed from CC ????.


Why has brush presets been removed from the CC version? I love the online system, but eliminating key functionality from the application makes me want to stop using LR all together. 


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Piotr Suwara

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Guys! 3 years now and still no brush presets?!? Do you need an iOS/iPad developer? I do iPad/iOS development and can implement this feature!!! Jesus!
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I am so disappointed that you cant have custom brushes with Lightroom CC. It makes my work impossible. I am beyond frustrated and confused how this is even possible!! 
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Desperately waiting for the custom brush feature to be added! What a waste of time not to have it...