5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 6, 2015 12:16 AM by ManiacJoe

    No invert Mask in the Brush tool

    mikeengles Level 1

      Hello

      Is there a reason why one cannot invert the mask in the masking brush tool?

      It would really be useful, as would rectangular selections and the ability to add and subtract from a mask.

      I know Photoshop are all this and more, but I tend to use Lightroom for all my work and stay in the always editable domain.

      Mike Engles

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        • 1. Re: No invert Mask in the Brush tool
          ManiacJoe Adobe Community Professional

          By default the brush tool is in "add" mode. If you hold down the ALT key (not sure what the Mac key is), it will put the brush into "subtract" mode. Both modes remember their own sizes and feather amounts.

          • 2. Re: No invert Mask in the Brush tool
            mikeengles Level 1

            Hello

            Thanks for your reply.

            I am aware of what the brush does.

            What I would like is the ability to having

            automasked something in the foreground, to invert

            the mask and adjust the background, pretty well

            like the elliptical tool. Photoshop type

            selection tools would be terrific, but a

            rectangular tool would suffice. It would also be

            good to be able to erase parts of a clone and to

            adjust a clone for tonality to get a better fit.

            MDE

            • 3. Re: No invert Mask in the Brush tool
              ManiacJoe Adobe Community Professional

              What you are looking for is beyond the abilities of the "picture editor" in LR. You are looking for an "pixel editor" like Photoshop or PaintShop Pro.

              • 4. Re: No invert Mask in the Brush tool
                mikeengles Level 1

                Hello

                There are a lot of people now  who exclusively

                work in  applications like Lightroom. The want

                non destructive editing with all the tools that

                applications like Photoshop use. Lightroom is a

                pixel editor that uses low res proxies to do its

                work and as far as I can see it should not be a

                great problem to incorporate Photoshop like

                selection tools. Photoshop uses smart previews,

                which are low res proxies. It will happen,

                because they will have trouble selling Lightroom

                unless Adobe adds better cloning and better

                selection tools for local corrections. If I don't

                upgrade my camera, I will not need to upgrade

                Lightroom 6, but if they add better tools as

                described, so I can make more detailed

                corrections, it gives me an incentive to upgrade.

                I have stopped upgrading Photoshop as I have no

                need for anything better than CS5. It is going that way now with Lightroom.

                MDE

                • 5. Re: No invert Mask in the Brush tool
                  ManiacJoe Adobe Community Professional

                  Yes, features being added to LR are a good thing.

                   

                  Go to this site and add your enhancement request:

                  http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics