Hi, in the new Lightroom versions, the new filter brush can ADD to or SUBTRACT from the area affected by graduated filter or radial filter.
But i am not sure how to *reliably* set a brush to ADD or to SUBTRACT. I had assumed:
- brush "Erase" does subtract (minus sign within cursor)
- brushes "A" and "B" do add (plus sign within cursor); if you press Alt, brushes switch temporarily to "Erase" brush
But i had at least one instance where brushes A and B only *subtracted* and there was no way to get them back to *adding* (except by restarting LR with a different language).
Do you know if there is way to *permanently* set brushes A and B to ADD? Or at least: How to bring brushes A and B back to ADD when for some reason they are fixated on SUBTRACT?
In Photoshop's raw dialog, the same task is very easy – there are two brushes, one with a plus sign and one with a minus sign, and they always work as expected.
I searched a lot of sites, but none answers my above question.
As we are here already, i have another question regarding the mask overlay for gradual filter etc.: Initially, the mask overlay is red. In Lightroom, I can switch to other colors with Shift-O.
Can i also
- change opacity of mask overlay
- invert mask overlay appearance, so that non-selected areas are overlaid?
It's possible in Photoshop's ACR, but perhaps not in LR?