I thought the local WB adjustment would be cool, but I have found it very difficult to use properly.
I paint in the areas I want to change and then have to play with the controls to get a half-decent color, just not very intuitive, also very difficult to get a neat defined edge (like a window for example) with the brush that is available
What am I doing wrong? Can you use the eyedropper to get the WB you want in a particular area?
Have you tried it?
It is incredibly difficult to get the color you want just with the sliders, that's why I asked about using the eyedropper, which would be much more sensible
What about getting the area accurate? It's useless to me if I can't accurately cut out the area around (say) a window to alter the color temp
Have you "Auto Mask" ticked, below the Effects-box in the Brush area?
For me this works quite well - in terms of accuracy of area, if need it unfeathered. To get the colour exactly pleasing in terms of tone I probably need to practice more...
"I generally isolate gradually, using gradients or brushes with feather."
Isn't the point to save time?
It would just be quicker to do two different conversions and combine them.
I can do a gradient in perhaps 5 seconds. Two conversion and combining is more like 10 minutes. No contest.