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Can't find Lightroom Brush Presets drop down menu

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Apr 07, 2022 Apr 07, 2022

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I recently updated to the new Lightroom Classic and have some brush presets I want to use. I copied the presets into the Local Adjustment Presets folder but when I go to add a new brush mask, I do not have the option to change the preset effect. It simply says Erase and is blacked out so I cannot click on it.

 

Screen Shot 2022-04-07 at 23.05.41.png

 

Any idea as to why this might happen? Many thanks!

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Community Expert , Apr 08, 2022 Apr 08, 2022

You should find the brush 'Effects' drop down menu at the top of the panel containing the adjustment sliders. If you can't see these sliders then click on the turny triangle as shown in attached screesnhot.

 

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Apr 07, 2022 Apr 07, 2022

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In a first step please try resetting the preferences of Lightroom Classic:   https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/setting-preferences-lightroom.html

 

It's recommended to backup your preferences before you reset the preferences to the default settings: 

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/kb/preference-file-and-other-file-locations.html

My System: Intel i7-8700K - 64GB RAM - NVidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti - Windows 10 Pro 22H2 -- LR-Classic 12.2.1 - Photoshop 24.3 - Nik Collection 5 - Topaz Sharpener AI

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You should find the brush 'Effects' drop down menu at the top of the panel containing the adjustment sliders. If you can't see these sliders then click on the turny triangle as shown in attached screesnhot.

 

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Like Ian says, the preset is chosen under the Effects. The reason why you cannot choose Erase is simple. You have to brush something before you can erase parts of that again. Erase is not an eraser like Photoshop has. It is an option to 'undo' parts of what you just brushed.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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