Lightroom: Preset stacking

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The ability to stack multiple presets rather than just be able to apply the one like we currently can,
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Brandon Griffiths

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Steve Gandy

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I like this but what if they have conflicting adjustments?
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Brandon Griffiths

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Possibly a module which shows conflicts and then you can select which adjustment you want to apply
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Steve Gandy

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So, I was just checking. I have  curve I like a lot and a vignette. If those are made into presets that don't have conflicting adjustments. They will stack.
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Brandon Griffiths

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Yeah you can with a standard preset, but with something like preset brushes you can only apply that set/brush once. You can duplicate the same brushes. But say for example you want some bokeh effect added on as well as a lens flare - both created with brush presets you cannot have both
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"But say for example you want some bokeh effect added on as well as a lens flare - both created with brush presets you cannot have both"

To do this, apply the adjustment brush and choose the first preset. Then right-click the adjustment area's pin, select Duplicate, and choose the second preset.  

The sliders of the two presets will be "added" -- e.g. if one preset sets Exposure to -1 and the other to +2, the net effect is to add +1 to the area masked by the brush.  (This "adding" is different from what happens when you apply successive Develop presets.)

One drawback of duplicating the adjustment area is that there is no easy way to go back and readjust the original adjustment area.  You have to move the second area out of the way by dragging its pin, make the readjustment, then drag it back.