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New Here ,
Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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Hi all!

Loving the new auto masking feature, but when I'm done creating my mask and hit "Done" on the bottom, similar to completing a crop/straighten edit, the mask seems to go away.

 

When I export while in the masking options, the mask doesn't appear to come with it. Am I missing something about applying masks to pictures?

 

Thanks!

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Advisor ,
Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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Are you using Lightroom or Lightroom Classic. I do not see a Done button in Lightroom Classic?

 

On an exported image, you should only see the adjustments that the masks did to the image. There will not actually be any "mask" itself visible.

Kenneth Seals

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Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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I'm using Classic - I should say that the adjustments the mask made don't seem to be carrying over. I tried both in Classic and the non-Classic version.

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New Here ,
Nov 06, 2021 Nov 06, 2021

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I agree, it is some glitch.  I have seen some other posts on here about it.  I have been trying to add masking to some images and if it was an image that was in my library/collection that I had done some previous edits on it will not keep the mask.  If it is a photo that I had not done anything to but import, the mask will stay on for the export.  I am using the classic version.

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Advisor ,
Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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@lucasv55272814  I still don't see a done button in Lightroom Classic (LrC). When you have finished the mask(s) with the desired adjustments, click on the mask icon in the little tool bar that also has the crop tool, the mask panel will go away and the mask will have been applied. You also can complete the masking operation by hitting the enter/return key.

 

Can you post a screen shot (not attachment) to show what you are describing?

Here is a wonderful tutorial about the new masking by Julieann Kost on YouTube.

Kenneth Seals

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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@KR Seals wrote:

@lucasv55272814  I still don't see a done button in Lightroom Classic (LrC). .


 

When you are working in a mask, the Done button is in the right corner of the toolbar below the image. Press the 'T' key if you do not see that bar.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Advisor ,
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Ah, ok. Thanks for the tip Johan! It does the same as enter and clicking on the icon for masking. I would never use that when I have my mouse up at the top where the controls are.

Kenneth Seals

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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@lucasv55272814  Are you adjusting sliders to alter the area under the mask?  eg. Are you changing Exposure?

Unless you change sliders you will not see any changes to the image.

Rob_Cullen_0-1636153157166.png

And any color overlay will "go away" as that is only a guide to show where the adjustments are applied.

"When I export while in the masking options the mask doesn't appear to come with it." - To be expected, until you apply the edit changes with the [Done] button.

Perhaps I am not understanding your question and workflow.

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.0.1, Photoshop 23.0.2, Lightroom 5.0, Bridge 12.0, Windows-10.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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A better video on masking, more complete, long but worth it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7Fld8eEHsE

 

Welcome to the world-exclusive first LIGHTROOM MASKING TUTORIAL! A massive update to the Adobe Lightroom suite of apps (and Adobe Camera Raw) will be release...

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LEGEND ,
Nov 06, 2021 Nov 06, 2021

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Perhaps an experiment

Create a new mask, select the Brush, click on the photo

Turn off the overlay

Modify the exposure slider to full blown overexposure

click done.

 

Do you see a massively overexposed circle?

 

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