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P: Local Adjustment (Masking) Sliders are affecting entire image

Community Beginner ,
Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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Hello, i can't seem to make the new masking tool to work correct.

When i make an adjusment, by brush, auto select or any other tool the mask shows up in my image, red by default, and when i make a change in the Basic-panel, the adjustments will be applied over the whole image and not just the masked part.
Is this a bug or am i doing something nog correct?
Help please... 🙂

 

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LEGEND , Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021
when i make a change in the Basic-panel Wrong panel watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7Fld8eEHsE

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Adobe Employee , Nov 12, 2021 Nov 12, 2021
Two possibilities I can think of: 1. You've inadvertently collapsed the local adjustment sliders and are using the Basic panel sliders or 2. You are scrolling too far and using the Basic panel sliders by mistake

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LEGEND ,
Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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when i make a change in the Basic-panel

 

Wrong panel

 

watch: 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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Community Beginner ,
Nov 05, 2021 Nov 05, 2021

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oh my.... thanks!! 

 

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Explorer ,
Nov 12, 2021 Nov 12, 2021

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I see it was fixed, but without watching the 52 minute video can you say what you were getting wrong?

 

I've been using masks without issue for the past 5 days and now I have the same issue you describe and I've done the usual re-start, try a new image, and read a few things before jumping in here.  I'm stumped.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 12, 2021 Nov 12, 2021

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I was using the basic panel, that's the wrong panel. 

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New Here ,
Nov 13, 2021 Nov 13, 2021

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I can mask easilly and that seems to work fine, what ever method I use no problems and get an overlay that looks right. But when I try and make any adjustments, they are applied to the whole image, regardless of what I try. 

I also seem to have trouble removing part of a selection with the brush, I can get the brush, with the - sign, and even see the red mask area to indicate what should be getting removed, but it doesnt have any effect. ( this could possible be something I am doing, considering I cant get step 1 to work, I havent tried all options to fix this second issue).

TIA

Mark

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 13, 2021 Nov 13, 2021

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Likely one of these two scenarios. In both cases you are inadvertantly using the Basic Panel sliders:

 

1. You have collapsed the Local Adjustment Sliders and need to expand them by clicking the disclosure triangle. 

or

2. You have scrolled past the Local Adjustment Sliders and are moving the Basic panel sliders.

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Explorer ,
Nov 13, 2021 Nov 13, 2021

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Thanks... right there it is now plain as day.  I'm glad I just went out and took a walk and raked leaves.

 

I've used LR since Beta version.  These masks will keep me out of Photoshop even more.  I just told an engineer I was photographing that I only use Photoshop for "heavy lifting" as Lightroom takes care of the majority of my needs.

 

I now am sad I spent the $500 on Captrue One which now has been leapfrogged by LR (imo). I only got into Capture one because of my purchase of a Fuji GFX50 which wasn't supported in LR a year and a half ago.

 

Thanks for the help.

 

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New Here ,
Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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Hi, I am using Lightroom Classic CC and have the latest version 11.0 installed. I'm using an iMac OS. However, the new masking tools aren't working correctly. When I select radial filter for example, then make adjustments, exposure for instance, the effect is NOT restricted to the area I have selected but to the whole image. This applies to all the tools. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the software but no change.

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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It sounds like you are scrolling down too far and picking up the Basic Exposure slider instead of the Local Adjustment Exposure slider. 

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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Your local adjustment sliders could be collapsed.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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New Here ,
Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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Really wasn't sure what you meant! Thank you, that does work but I was sure when I first installed this latest version I could scroll down to the basic and make adjustments from there? 

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New Here ,
Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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Thank you, I missed the small down arrow that opens the Local adjustment Panel. Sorted, many thanks for the nudge!

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Explorer ,
Nov 12, 2021 Nov 12, 2021

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Hi,

I've got the latest upgrade to Lightroom and for the past few days have been using the subject select mask function a lot.  It works so well.  All of a sudden when I make a mask I go to manipulate tone/exposure etc and it does it to the whole image (not just the mask).  I've tried to trouble shoot it, re-start, then re-start of whole machine, new file, new job and the issue persisists.  I can ask LR to find the subject, it does, I click on the pin and then make an adjustment and the whole image is adjusted.  Same goes for gradient masks etc.

 

I've restarted things 2x now and d

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LEGEND ,
Nov 12, 2021 Nov 12, 2021

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If you panel looks like this click the left facing white arrow to the right of "Effect:       Custom" to open the local adjustment panel

 

Screen Shot 2021-11-12 at 1.22.03 PM.jpg

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New Here ,
Nov 12, 2021 Nov 12, 2021

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thank you ive just started with lightroom and i too couldnt understand why my masks did nothing you have solved my problem

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 12, 2021 Nov 12, 2021

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Two possibilities I can think of:

 

1. You've inadvertently collapsed the local adjustment sliders and are using the Basic panel sliders

or

2. You are scrolling too far and using the Basic panel sliders by mistake

 

Screen Shot 2021-11-13 at 7.50.48 AM copy.png

 

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Explorer ,
Nov 13, 2021 Nov 13, 2021

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Thank you... right there it is now that I know it's there.

 

Have a great day everyone.

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New Here ,
Nov 13, 2021 Nov 13, 2021

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Hi , i'm new to lightroom . I've seen a couple of videos like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzPWzJQsYTI and things seem to be pretty straight forward to begin with , except .... once i apply the mask and start moving parameters (exposure , etc) the whole image gets affected - not just the area highlighted . What's going on  ?  Capture.PNG

Discover how easy it is to make local adjustments to your photographs using Lightroom Classic's new Masking panel and tools including: Select Subject, Select...

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New Here ,
Nov 13, 2021 Nov 13, 2021

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i solved it .  Don't know how to delete this post ...

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LEGEND ,
Nov 13, 2021 Nov 13, 2021

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@hernans53704002 

what a shame you didn't share your knowledge with everyone else, you could have told people how you fixed the problem, but you didn't 😞

 

For anyone reading along, if you move the sliders in the Basic panel, it will affect the entire image. You want to move the sliders in the Masking Panel, which appears when you select a tool (Brush or Sky or any of the others). In the screen capture above these sliders are collapsed, you need to click the triangle to the right of Effect: Custom: to un-collapse these sliders.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 13, 2021 Nov 13, 2021

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From the screenshot, the author had pressed on that triangle in the making panel, thereby showing the amount slider, in effect collapsing the panel. Then went and moved sliders in the basic panel. Or, he is confusing the overlay with an edit

 

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New Here ,
Nov 13, 2021 Nov 13, 2021

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I am having a problem with the new masking in Lightroom.  I select Masking - Radial Gradient.  I draw an oval where I want to apply the edits (exposure in this case).  I slide the exposure bar and the exposure changes to the entire photograph, not where I placed the mask.  Am I missing something?

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Advisor ,
Nov 13, 2021 Nov 13, 2021

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Can you post a screen shot of the Lightroom Classic screen showing the mask, mask controls and exposure slider?

Kenneth Seals

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LEGEND ,
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You are using the slider in the Basic Panel, which will affect the entire image.

 

You want the exposure slider in the Masking Panel (which may be collapsed and you would have to click on the triangle to the right of Effect: to un-collapse it)

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