4 Replies Latest reply on May 10, 2018 9:08 AM by JohanEl54

    Moving brush strokes with a graduated filter

    ryans98273400

      Hi, does anyone know if there is a way to move the brush strokes associated with a graduated filter i.e. move the graduated filter and have its brush strokes follow or move the strokes separately. Thanks for your help.

        • 1. Re: Moving brush strokes with a graduated filter
          joefry99 Adobe Community Professional

          The x/y positions of graduate filter adjustment brushes seem to be locked. They also don't seem moveable when Lightroom object is put into Photoshop. It seems "wrong" - why would one want to move the filter and adjustments differentially?

          • 2. Re: Moving brush strokes with a graduated filter
            JohanEl54 Adobe Community Professional

            joefry99  wrote

             

            The x/y positions of graduate filter adjustment brushes seem to be locked. They also don't seem moveable when Lightroom object is put into Photoshop. It seems "wrong" - why would one want to move the filter and adjustments differentially?

            For the following reason: suppose you have added a graduated filter, to darken the sky. Because the filter also darkens a building, you brushed out that building. Now you decide to change the filter a bit. Perhaps you want to make the graduated zone wider or smaller, and because you’ve done that you may also want to move up (or down) the entire filter a bit. Would you want to move the brushed area as well in that case? No, of course not. That building is not moving, so you don’t want the brushed mask to move in relation to the building either.

             

            This is what (almost) always happens. You brush something in relation to the image, not to the filter. So if you change the position of the filter, you would normally not want to change the position of the brushed area as well.

            • 3. Re: Moving brush strokes with a graduated filter
              ryans98273400 Level 1

              Thank you both for your comments. I have a panning time-lapse sequence. The mountains I do not want effected by the graduated filter move along the y axis as the sequence pans. It would have been very helpful if I could have brushed these areas out and moved those stokes with the filter as the sequence panned. Unfortunately, those brush strokes seem to be fixed which will make editing much more difficult. I will see what I can do with the range mask but this will be challenging due to the changing light and colours in the sky

               

              If there are any Adobe staff members reading this, it would be great to have an option to move graduated filter brush strokes with the filter if so desired

              • 4. Re: Moving brush strokes with a graduated filter
                JohanEl54 Adobe Community Professional

                Yes, you should try using the new Range Mask feature to exclude the mountains. That does update itself when you copy/paste the local adjustment between images.

                 

                To file a feature request, go to https://feedback.photoshop.com