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How to color mask that stays in gradient tool

Community Beginner ,
Oct 30, 2021 Oct 30, 2021

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I used to do color masking with the gradient and brush tool but since the update they work seperately.  I create a gradient mask and below that a color one and click a color but it picks all the color in that area and not just withing my brush or gradient filter.  does anyone know how i can make it so the color masking only applies withing those masks?  i just updated to Lightroom 11.

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LEGEND , Oct 30, 2021 Oct 30, 2021
Create the GradientSelect Subtract and Choose the Color Range tool.   Check the invert box in Color range.Pick the color you want to keep, for instance Red Essentially, you are subtracting ALL the colors from the Gradient that are not Red.

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LEGEND ,
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Create the Gradient

Select Subtract and Choose the Color Range tool.   Check the invert box in Color range.

Pick the color you want to keep, for instance Red

 

Essentially, you are subtracting ALL the colors from the Gradient that are not Red.

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Community Beginner ,
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thank you!  I couldn't for the life of me figure this out!  I don't think i would have figured that invert button if you didn't say something!

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LEGEND ,
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The following link to an online video is long but worth it. I recommend watching the entire video, lots of info, should make using masking a lot clearer.

 

Instead of trying to directly help, I am posting this link as it is far more helpful than whatever I would mumble out.

 

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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thank you so much!!!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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As an alternative, you can select the Intersect option rather than Subtract (press the Alt-key and the Add and Subtract buttons change to a single Intersect button). With Intersect you do not need to use invert. You simply select the color you want to keep.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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It should be noted the Intersect button JUST creates an automatic Subtract/Invert.  It would have been great to have a REAL Intersect operator but the present tools work sufficiently well.    

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