Could you please post a screenshot of the HSL panel in Lightroom Classic CC so that we may check what exactly are you referring to?
Hello John. Yes this works but removes the HSL/Color functions. Can they
all be shown? Why the change...or is it something I have accidentally done?
On Thu, 27 Sep 2018 at 15:57, john beardsworth <email@example.com>
Spot on John! Thanks and thanks too for speedy response.
The change was prompted by the introduction of new profiles and presets, which is good in being across all ACR tools but which was a bit of a mess for real Lightroom users.
Adobe seem to expect people to choose a profile first, such as those listed in the B&W section, which then reveals the B&W panel and hides the Color/HSL. It's nice that moving over a profile gives you a preview of the B&W image, partly because that's nice in any case, but also because for some unknown reason Adobe chose to dump a load of profiles with minor variations and give them utterly-meaningless numbers as names. So while the preview is good, the workflow is now pretty cumbersome when you just want to make the image B&W and then drag sliders or use the targeted adjustment tool. Even more annoying is if you hit V to have a quick look at the colour image before carrying on in B&W - using V to go back to B&W resets the sliders to 0. It's 6 months since I complained about this. The workaround is to do an Undo instead of hitting V again, or you have to use the B&W button in the Basic panel.
So no, it's not your fault - Adobe have screwed up the B&W workflow and show few signs of putting things right....
John, thank you so much for such a detailed and helpful reply. I thought I
was reasonably proficient in Lightroom Classic but your knowledge and
understanding of its working are a revelation and your generosity in
sharing it must be applauded.
On Thu, 27 Sep 2018, 19:01 john beardsworth, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I had a lot to get off my chest, David!