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Freeform Polygonal Mask in LR5?

Jul 3, 2013 6:48 PM

Tags: #mask

I'm trying to create a freeform mask to remove and/or fade out a distracting portion of an image.  I've done this in Photoshop before, but that isn't an option now.   (I've dropped my CC subscription because it's way too expensive for the features and tools that I would use).     I've gone through several "enthusiastic" training videos on YouTube, gone through tutorial videos on, and Googled for the answer.   Nothing.


Can I do this in LR5?   Any LR5 addins for that?


Thanks and regards,



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    Jul 3, 2013 7:37 PM   in reply to Dan Clark

    Kind of.


    You can use the spot tool like the spot healing tool in PS and click and drag on objects you want to clone or heal away.


    Elements will do this as well as PS, and with a perpetual license and at a low cost.  But LR does it non-destructively but with limitations.

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