Problem with the adjustment brush in ACR CC

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When I am using the adjustment brush in ACR CC and I am trying to increase/decrease exposure and I use the brush it desaturates the color. I believe it is adding blue bc when I erase that move its like the brush is painting with yellow. I have selected new, moved exposure slider, then paint and that's what I get. i have not touched the color balance slider at all. What is going on and how can I fix. I really need to get moving on my editing. Thanks for your help!
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krista keller

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Look at all the sliders from top to bottom, are they all 0 except Exposure, and is the Color item white with a black X or is it a color?

When you make a new brush it'll remember what adjustments were used the last time, so there may be other things besides Exposure set to non-zero values.
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All sliders are at 0. color box is white with a black X. What does that color box mean?
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You know what...I have seen it blue on one of the pictures....that color box
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That color box can be set to one of several predefined colors with varying degrees of blue or yellow, but the Tint slider, up above, gives more fine control over exactly what shade so I rarely use the lower colored boxes. The white-with-black-X selection means None, so no added color from that specific adjustment item.

Is this strangeness you're seeing happening with all your photos that you use the adjustment brush on or just certain ones? Maybe there is a weird default setting that you haven't discovered, yet.