Could you please let me know the exact issue that you are facing with Adjustment Brush.
Also which version of Lightroom do you have installed ?
Which operating system are you working on , MAC or Windows ?
Lightroom 4/ Windows 10
I have used it so many times. But not before I upgraded to Windows 10
I check for updates. No updates needed my program Light room 4 as stated.
There hasn't been an update for Lightroom 4 for several years. And there won't be any more updates. Could you please explain what it is that you are trying to do in a little more detail?
Sure Jim, I am trying to use the adjustment brush on an image of person's tattoo in color while the rest of the image is black and white. The original photo was color. I can't seem to highlight the tattoo's color with the brush?
Did I make sense?
Was the original image converted to black and white using Lightroom?
What are your workflow and density settings on the adjustment brush?
I USED THE HSL TOOL TO BRING IT DOWN TO BLACK AND WHITE UNDER SATURATION MINUS 100 WITH ALL COLORS AND THEN I WOULD USE THE ADJUSTMENT BRUSH TO HIGHLIGHT THE SPECIFIC AREA WHICH IS A TATTOO
Set Adjustment brush to +100 Saturation, to restore the color where you brush.
The only way I can make this work is by first painting the whole image with the adjustment brush set to -100 Saturation, and then paint the color back in while pressing the Alt key. But maybe there are other ways?
I forgot to mention that to use the HSL -100 Saturation method, there are things you should NOT do!
Do not first create a B&W by pressing [V].
Do not click on [Black &White] in the Basic Panel.
Do not click on [B&W] in the HSL panel.
Start from your full color image, set all Saturation sliders at -100, Brush local areas with +100 Saturation.
The "All sliders -100 Saturation" can be made into a Preset. Then just one click to achieve.
Yes, this is a much easier method than what I suggested.
But I think the end result would be the same.
You are correct. End result is the same. But with a 'Desaturate' Preset, one mouse click and press [K] , brush, and the job is done!
Second bonus- is that you can reset ONE or several sliders to 'bring back' selected colors very easily. This is a global 'bring back' (eg. all RED can be restored), but there is that brush again- just brush on -100 Saturation where you don't want color.