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... 🙂
It took me a while to find the correct name for these small triangles! 'Disclosure Triangle'.
And in the past- many could not even see the Disclosure triangles when they were Dark Grey on a Grey background.
Here is a Wikipedia definition-
A disclosure widget, expander, or disclosure triangle is a graphical control element that is used to show or hide a collection of "child" widgets in a specific area of the interface. The widget hides non-essential settings or information and thus makes the dialog less cluttered.
In the Lightroom-Classic interface the "widget" ie. Panel, is ESSENTIAL. 🙂
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Thanks so much everyone, this did the trick!
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Hallo, ich habe seit gestern ein Problem mit der Maskierungsfunktion in Lightroom Classic. Das Maskieren an sich funktioniert einwandfrei. Möchte ich dann aber den maskierten Bereich bearbeiten (z.B. Belichtung anpassen), wird diese Anpassung auf den gesamten Bildbereich angewendet - und nicht nur auf den maskierten Bereich. Auch die Maskierungsfarbe bleibt bestehen (die verschwindet ja normalerweise, wenn man die Regler betätigt). Was mache ich falsch - und wer kann helfen?
Lightroom Classic Version 11.2
Betriebssystem: Windows 10
You are working in the wrong slider-panel. You work in the Basic Panel, which applies to the wole image, not in the Masking Panel (collapsed, maybe?)!!
Click Green marked Triangle
Ruurd, you made my day! Thank you soooo much! I'm very happy now.
Have a great day and thanks again 🙂
It's a very common user-error... I think Adobe should make their user-interface more clear on this point!
Ah, okay, good to know. I thought, I was the only "stupid" one 😉
Hi, I have Lightroom Classis on two PCs, when I go to create a mask in Lightroom Classic, say using radial-gradient the mask doe not recognise either the normal mask or invert, meaning when I make an adjustments everything adjusts. It works great on one PC but not the other.
Anything that may help
Fantastic as simple as that, thank you.
Is it possible to draw around a subject also rather than using a pre-selected shaped tool?
The Brush Tool!
Yes, the brush tool - this is painting an area, not drawing a boundary - but achieving the edges of this area does not have to be 100% manually done. The task can be made much easier with the Brush's "automask" feature, which finds related colours within the photo selectively - whether while painting areas onto a mask, or while erasing back out, to fine-tune that.
Hi, please can anyone help me?.
When I make any selection of a photo (sky, subject, etc.), and try to make adjustments on the selection, it makes them on the whole photo and not on the selected area. Has it happened to anyone?. How can I solve it?. Thank you
Look at the second "correct answer" to this thread. You are making your adjustments in the Basic panel rather than the local adjustments panel. You may have inadvertently collapsed the local adjustments panel and may need to click the triangle to expand it again.
Thaks a lot!!!!!.
Example: I used the radial gradiant to add to a small part of the image. When I tried to change exposure, to just that part of the image, it instead applied the change to the entire image.
I have had this happen on multiple occasions recently and wonder if it is a bug.....
If I am doing something incorrectly, please help?
Are the changes applied to the whole image. or outside the area of the radial gradient? There's a checkbox "Invert" to change whether adjustments affect the area inside or outside of a radial gradient.
If this doesn't help, please try resetting the preferences of Lightroom Classic:
It's recommended to backup your preferences before you reset the preferences to the default settings:
You are most likely using the Basic panel, which adjusts the whole image.
Scroll up to see the local adjustments panel.
LR Classic 11.2 used on Mac M1 Pro. All versions of software and operating systems are all current. Recently lost all masking functions in LRC. Selections can be made wither auto or manual, but any adjustments are only applied globally, not just to the selection. Also missing is the "Done" button in the lower right corner. Many restart sequences tried without result. Thoughts??
See the forum thread at-
1) Global adjustments- means you are using the 'Basic' panel adjustments. Scroll up the panels and Check the Disclosure triangles in the Brush panel to reveal all the sliders if necessary..
2) Done button may be hidden if the Tool bar is not visible. Keyboard [T] to toggle visible.
After I select subject in Lightroom Classic any adjustments I try to do affect the whole image vs the selection. I have all of the current updates downloaded. I have included A screen shot of the selection I made using the tool with the Green overlay and then I have added a screen shot after I made an adjustment. You will notice with the second screenshot that all of the adjustmenst i made affected the whole image versus the selection.
The sliders you are moving are the Basic Panel sliders, which do indeed affect the whole image. But you need to be using the Masking sliders, which you currently are not seeing because you have them collapsed and thus hidden from view. At the right-hand side of the "Effects" line at the top of the Select Subject panel you will see a left-facing arrow, click on that and it will change to a downward pointing arrow and all the Masking Panel sliders will be revealed. Use those to adjust only the masked area.
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Those pesky 'Disclosure triangles'!!
Actually there are two you might see when doing local adjustments with the masking panel-
One for the "Effect" sliders panel, and one for the specific Brush Settings (size, feather).
Collapsing the 'Effect' panel makes users very prone to adjusting the 'Basic' panel in error.
Collapsing the 'Brush' panel converts it to an 'Amount' slider that acts to change all and any of the 'Effect' slider adjustments that have been made. (ie. 'Amount' will collectively change intensity of a Brush stroke - including eg. Exposure + Contrast + Clarity + Saturation. + + + ...etc.)