Lightroom CC 2015.3: Other Effects Brushes are missing and Restore Local Adjustments Presets does not make them appear

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Mac OS X El Capitan v 10.11.1
Lightroom CC 2015.3 Release Camera Raw 9.3

Per Adobe Lightroom Help-Apply Local Adjustments

Additional effects are available for specific tasks, such as whitening teeth, enhancing irises, or softening skin tones.

Note: If Burn (Darken), Dodge (Lighten), Iris Enhance, Soften Skin, or Teeth Whitening is not available, choose Lightroom > Preferences (Mac OS) or Edit > Preferences (Windows). In the Presets panel, click Restore Local Adjustment Presets.

I am missing all Other Effects Brushes above. When I clicked Restore Local Adjustment Presets in Lightroom>Preferences>Presets, nothing changed and I am still missing all of the Other Effects brushes.
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Anna L. Porter

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Tom Mickow

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They're really develop settings, not different "brushes", so that may be where the confusion lies.

Go to the Develop module and choose the Adjustment Brush. In the panel below it, look for the "Effect:" drop down. Click that and you should get a list that contains the effect settings for Iris Enhance, Soften Skin, Teeth Whitening, etc.

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Thank you for this, Tom. I finally figured it out late late last night, but I sincerely appreciate your response and willingness to help. A picture really is worth a thousand words.