Lightroom: Please add a quick selection brush

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Add a quick selection brush to Lightroom like the one in Photoshop. That adjustment brush is just too hard to use. I can quick select much faster than I can brush (although brushes are still necessary in low contrast areas)
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Ross Dillon

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Posted 7 years ago

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LRuserXY

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The adjustment brush has a "Auto Mask" option, which works very similar to PS quick select. "Auto Mask" can be activated for the delete-brush, too (its options can be changed while having activated it using the Alt key). Isn't that exactly what you need?
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Ross Dillon

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I know about that feature, but I've never had consistent results with the auto mask option.
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Lee Jay

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Then, in my opinion, the correct request is "improve the automask functionality", to which I would agree.
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i didnt see it.
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Ok, so let's have more detail on that then. What problems are you seeing with automask that need improving?
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The "Auto mask" option very often produces freckled results for me. When there is no clean edge then "Auto mask" seems to select individual pixels to affect in the feather area and the results typically look bad.
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Maybe I just need better instruction on the use of auto mask, but I find that the brushed-on mask often extends past where I expect it to. Using delete to fix it does the same, so I find myself brushing deleting brushing deleting over and over until I finally get it right. With the Quick Select in PS I rarely have that problem.
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"Maybe I just need better instruction on the use of auto mask, but I find that the brushed-on mask often extends past where I expect it to"

I found auto mask non-intuitive, but found that it works much better now that I understand a particular about it.

My intuition was that it would limit itself to colors near to the one at the center of the brush at my original click. Wrong. As you drag, it keeps adding the colors of anything you drag over to the colors that it wants to include in the mask. Knowing this, I now tend to use large brushes and single-clicks on just the colors I want included.

Knowing that, I did all this with automask (it's animated, so be patient):

http://photos.imageevent.com/sipphoto...