LIGHTROOM - Please make editing a graduated filter with the brush tool non-destructive.

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It is crazy that using a brush on the graduated filter destroys the gradient. I would expect that using brushed would mask/unmask the gradient, not edit the gradient directly.
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Which Adobe product are you using?
Which version?
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Latest botched Lightroom CC release 2015.2.1
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I used it for the first time today, spending 15 mins making a complex mask, only to discover when I wanted to back out part of it that there was no way back other than trying to replicate a gradient using flow and density. I honestly cannot understand how or why this feature wasn't shipped.
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I fully agree with you !!!

I quite often use a gradient filter on a portrait to intensify or transform subtly some backlight into a something more like a sunflare. When I do this I have to erase some of the gradient falling on my subject. The problem comes when I want to finetune the transition especially on the hairs where I want to keep some of the initial filter. It would have been logical to be able to restore it with the add filter brush, unmasking the gradient according to the intensity of the applied Add Brush stroke .

Instead of this logical behaviour the Add Filter Brush behaves exactly like the adjustment brush, editing directly the filter, this is crazy! If someone want to add an area that falls out of the original filter range, there is the adjustment/classic brush that is the right tool for this purpose!

I also honestly cannot understand how or why this feature wasn't shipped.

Hoping for a correction....

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