Lightroom: Adjustment brush presets are missing

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I'm not sure what I did but I went to use my brush tool in lightroom and none of my skin smoothing or other features in that area are available anymore. I tried to reinstall my disc but it still doesn't come up. I'm very new to LR so I'm sure it's something I've done but I can't figure it out! Please help!
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sara altizer

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Rob Cole

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On Windows, the adjustment brush presets are stored in:

C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Local Adjustment Presets

And on Mac:

/Users/{user}/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Local Adjustment Presets

See: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/843/cpsid_84... for more info

I'm not sure what "reinstall my disc" means, but you should see your brush presets in one of those locations (if you don't, then that's the problem), if you do, then try restarting Lightroom - if still no go then I dunno...

Rob
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Go to Edit>preferences>presets. Click on "Restore Local Adjustment Presets."

Rich
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sara altizer

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I do see the adjustment presets but it doesn't have any of the settings that it use to have, such as the skin smoothing. I'm at loss.....
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sara altizer

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Oh wait!!!! I did just what Richard said and it worked!!!! Thank you both very much!!
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Rob Cole

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I'm glad, yet surprised. Is the directory where presets are located the same as before, or did that change when you did the "Restore..."?
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Jim Wilde

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Rob, for some reason that I've yet to understand, this issue of the missing Local Adjustment Presets does crop up from time to time.....though it's usually easily resolved by using the Restore option.
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Rob Cole

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Perhaps Adobe added some magic bug-compensation code to the restore function...