Lightroom: Localised HSL and WB adjustment via adjustment brishes

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Lightroom/Camera Raw: HSL controls for adjustment brush and gradient tools

I would love the ability to make local changes to colour and / or white balance in different areas of an image, ideally via the adjustment brush. This could helpfully help adjust mixed lighting situations where usually the best colour balance /white balance is a compromise.

Perhaps each pin could have sliders next to each pin on screen to adjust parameters quickly (similar to nik interface?)
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Son Nguyen

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I would love this one for mixed lightning situation. However, you can use the color overlay of adjustment brush in the mean time to correct WB.
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Does that produce the same effect as the WB slider?
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Rob Cole

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Theoretically yes, with some effort. But, practically, results may not be as good as a true WB adjustment, and tends to be a lot of work.

i.e. you can subtract colors by reducing saturation, if necessary, and add any colors you want by overlaying color(s) via the colorizer - thus affecting the white/color balance.

Definitely not suited for when you are in a hurry - I'll leave it at that...
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The HSL part of this 'Idea' has already been submitted - would you consider a merger?

But, WB would also be good - as would, well everything really...

Regarding on-screen adjustment - less appropriate for brushed application than U-point - but I can see it working. Might set a dangerous precedent though ;-}

You got my '+1'...
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I guess merging this request and the earlier "HSL adjustment brush feature request" would make sense.

I'm personally against having any controls on the image. The view to the image should be unobstructed while one makes changes.
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I think my preference would also be to keep the adjustment sliders in the panel, instead of on-screen :-)
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Happy to merge this - do I just add a comment in the other thread or is there another means of merging the two ideas?
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Rob Cole

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I think it will be done by a forum admin who will read this.
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Add "Color Temperature" Mask Brush to Photoshop Lightroom

One of the most common problems I have as a photographer is that when using a flash the color temperature does not always match the background. A setting for color temperature would be a very useful addition to the brushes available through the mask panel in the develop section.
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Yeah, HSL and WB would *both* be desirable as locals. WB more for compensating for mixed Lighting, or even as a special effect, say to warm a subject in the context of a cool background.

Perhaps rather than merging this topic, the HSL part of it should just be dropped, since that is already covered elsewhere.

Maybe it doesn't matter - what we want is more control over color: HSL & WB, *and*... - I suggest people who want more control over color vote for both 'Ideas'. Although, it might be worth making a separate 'Idea' for WB.

I do think it is easier to achieve WB compensation now, than HSL, since you can balance R,G,&B by a combination of saturation reduction, and addition of two or three colors - but its very tricky, and painstaking. Much trickier and much more painstaking is to emulate HSL using local brush w/ sat + colorizer adjustments.