Lightroom 6.6.1: Develop module is better, but still has a bug.

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When I use the Radial Filter & then click Brush + and I get into the radial area it will erase instead of add. Outside the radial it will add, but inside the radial it will erase even though it is set to + (add). It also does the same in the Graduated Filter. I'm very pleased with the improved speed of using the brush in Lightroom 6.6.1. It was so slow before that I would use the CR filter in Photoshop to do the same thing without a problem.
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I am seeing as expected behavior from both tools. Is your Radial filter set to filter inside of the circle or out?
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It is usually set to the inside. That's where it was in my description of the problem. I haven't tried the improved brush with the outside selected yet.
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If I set the Radial Filter to modify the outside and make a severe exposure adjustment, grab a brush, the inside of the radial area where I paint is added to the outside. If I select the eraser, it subtracts from the outside. 

If I set the Radial Filter to modify the inside, and make a severe exposure adjustment, grab a brush, the outside of the radial area where I paint is added to the inside. If I select the eraser, it subtracts from the inside. 

If yours is behaving opposite of this, I would recommend a Preference file reset. 

1. Close Lightroom
2. Hold down [Alt/Opt]+[Shift] and relaunch Lightroom
3. Overwrite the Preference file when prompted. 
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Thanks, Rikk! Resetting the preferences fixed the brush problem.
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The brush works as it should unless I overlap the stroke into the inside of the circle (if its set to inside), then it erases the inside instead of adding or staying the same. I guess the only reason you would want to add to the inside is if you wanted to get rid of the fade near the edge. I first noticed it when I had the mask set to 'on' & made a sloppy stroke into the inside & I saw that it erased on the inside. Did you try it on the inside of the circle (with the radial set to inside) to see if it added, stayed the same or erased? Before I try resetting preferences, can I save the current preferences to a different folder & restore them if it doesn't help? Also, I see that when I click 'brush' there are 3 choices--A,B, Erase. I've never used B, what is it for? In my original post I stated + or - instead of A or Erase. + & - are used in Photoshop CR filter not Lightroom.
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The "A" and "B" brushes are so you can set two different brush configurations and bounce between them easily.