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Community Beginner ,
Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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I recently purchased a new laptop (ThinkPad) after my old one (Lenovo) crashed.  I just purchased the Lightroom Classic for my new one and cannot find the effects brushes for warm skin, teeth and eye whitening, iris enhancement, etc.  I was told these were standard in LRC but I cannot find them.  I think I remember buying them as a package from Cole's Classroom that contained these but I cannot find them on their website to download them again.  (I've asked on a group support page - as Cole's doesn't have email assistance available, according to their website - but can't figure it out.)  Any advice on how to get these effects brushes, would be GREATLY appreciated.  Thank you so much.

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021
Hello Heidi, Effects brushes are just presents for the local adjustment brush, and the default Lightroom Classic configuration does indeed include the presets you are seeking. To see them, you must (1) choose the local adjustment brush, then (2) click the dropdown for "Effect," and then (3) choose the preset you want:

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Explorer , Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021
Everyone take a deep breath! The brush tool hasn't disaappeared. The radial filter is not gone. All the local adjustments you are used to are still in the newest upgrade to Lightroom Classic (released Oct. 26 2021) There's a new icon under your HISTOGRAM. It's a circle with marching ants (dashed lines) around it. Click it.You'll see your brush tool, radial filter (now called gradient), linear gradient, and all the range mask tools. Plus, you have a couple of extra options (Sky & Subject). All yo...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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Hello Heidi,

 

Effects brushes are just presents for the local adjustment brush, and the default Lightroom Classic configuration does indeed include the presets you are seeking. To see them, you must (1) choose the local adjustment brush, then (2) click the dropdown for "Effect," and then (3) choose the preset you want:

 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 14, 2021 Nov 14, 2021

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They are gone with the new update. It's terrible 😞

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 14, 2021 Nov 14, 2021

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It's Great!  🙂 And NOT gone!

Read and learn about the updates -

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/whats-new/2022.html#masking

And Brush is still available with keyboard [K]. Linear Gradient [M]

 

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

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 14, 2021 Nov 14, 2021

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@default6p2jrig13uob wrote:

They are gone with the new update. It's terrible 😞



Not gone, not terrible. Helps to actually RTFM when so many new features are provided instead of assuming they are the same or worse, they are gone. 

Here's the actual solution: 

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/masking.html

https://helpx.adobe.com/camera-raw/using/masking.html

Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management"

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New Here ,
Nov 14, 2021 Nov 14, 2021

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I have Lightroom Classic  on my Macbook Pro and have installed som preset brushes, but I don't have the brush icon under the histogram.  I can hit K and I get a mask menu, but I have a yellow warning next to brushes.  Any help would be appreciated.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 14, 2021 Nov 14, 2021

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We are now a good week into v11 yet members still do not read the documentation or watch video.

Ok venting, moving on

see:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic-discussions/lightroom-classic-11-0-is-now-available...

and from that, see a Adobe document that should be read before trying the new version (this is nothing new, comes under the concept RTM)

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/whats-new.html

and in that a section on Masking, and before you get into more issues, a section on Metadata

 

Also, a long but inclusive video, well worth the watch:

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

 

Note, a lot of venting from Pro Wedding Photogs, they cannot understand why Adobe would release a major upgrade during peek season. Well it is peak Adobe season, Adobe always releases the big upgrades this time of year. And Adobe cannot cowtow to just one group. Their main issue is a learning curve. They should have not allowed an automatic update on a working computer. Problem? Roll back.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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Why the venting? Well, when you have to suddenly edit 100 photos and suddenly there is a learning curve and you can't do quick edits for quick turnarounds. And thanks, I did read the documentation but if I have to read it and watch videos, it's not intuitive. I did roll it back. Venting over.

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@default6p2jrig13uob wrote:

Why the venting? Well, when you have to suddenly edit 100 photos and suddenly there is a learning curve and you can't do quick edits for quick turnarounds.



And WHY in the beginning or middle of editing 100 photos did you suddenly upgrade to a major new version of a product with major new changes without at least reading how the new product actually works?

Venting or this, same result.

My core belief is that if you're complaining about something for more than three minutes, two minutes ago you should have done something about it.“ -Caitlin Moran

 

Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management"

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Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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So thanks, but I didn't update in the middle (why would you even think that? okay....) -- I have the auto updates and didn't realize the change would be so great, but hey, y'all here are SO (not) KIND about it so go on with yourself  - updates have never been this major in the all the time I've had lightroom

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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Yes and now you know to turn off Auto Update and stick with the older version OR learn to use the new tools. 

"(why would you even think that? okay....)"

Why do I think what you ask? Your own text:

"Well, when you have to suddenly edit 100 photos and suddenly there is a learning curve and you can't do quick edits for quick turnarounds".

 

So you've got a newer version you yourself downloaded and didn't learn to use when you had 100 images to edit. Hardly our fault or that of Adobes. 

 

"Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence. "-Abigail Adams

Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management"

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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You're not helpful, thanks though

You are condescending.

You make assumptions and don't actually try to help in what is called ADOBE SUPPORT COMMUNITY

I'm sorry I didn't use simpler language the first time. Here you go: 

I found myself needing to edit 100 photos. My Adobe LR had updated but I didn't think anything of it as updates in the past had not changed the product dramatically. Opening a new layout when I needed quick edits and found the learning curve not quite as quick as before had me feeling a bit panicked. But fortunately, other nice people in this forum answered my questions, although since they disagree with me, they choose to make fun of me and put me down instead.

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Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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@default6p2jrig13uob wrote:

"My Adobe LR had updated but I didn't think anything of it as updates in the past had not changed the product dramatically".

 

Yet you tell us, I make assumptions? 

No assumptions, facts: There is lots of written text (and videos) and actual release notes, and some onscreen new feature tips shown to the user that some decide to ingore and then assume, then complain about new functionality they have no idea exists, all while in a hurry to edit their images. Maybe if you decide in the future to upgrade LR (or Adobe products or anything else), you might consider studying what is new or changed before charging ahead blindly editing your work: nothing new here was hidden from you, you decided to ingore it. 

Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management"

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So you punish us verbally with your words for not reading about the updates. Okay Boomer.

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Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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Pray tell, why is this support community here then?

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@default6p2jrig13uob wrote:

Pray tell, why is this support community here then?


https://community.adobe.com/t5/using-the-community/ct-p/ct-Using-the-Community?page=1&sort=latest_re...

Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management"

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New Here ,
Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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Does anyone else or am I the only person that has problems with Lightroom each time a new version comes out? 

 

I have updated to version 11 today and the brush tool has completely disappeared. 

 

I talk to technical support they say to try the older verison I do that and I can't access the lightroom catalog anymore because its been converted to version 11. 

 

Can anyone recommed a better software solution that Lightroom for windows. I don't think I can handle this cycle of updates that ruin my day each time they are forced on me. 

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Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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"Does anyone else or am I the only person that has problems with Lightroom each time a new version comes out? "

 

I can't talk for others, but personally I've never had any issue when updating LrC. I've used it since v2.0, on Windows.

 

"I have updated to version 11 today and the brush tool has completely disappeared. "

 

There has been a major update of filters/brush, now called masking. See here for more:

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/whats-new.html

 

"I can't access the lightroom catalog anymore because its been converted to version 11. "

 

As with previous major updates, LrC did a copy of your old catalog and created a new one for LrC 11. If you haven't manually deleted the old one, it's still there 😉

 

Michael

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Michael Niessen - Photographer, photo-editor, educator

Photo-editing (Ps/Lr/LrC) and photography workshops & one-on-one training (off- and online)

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The brush tool has not disappeared - in fact it is more powerful now.

 

It is now located under the Masking tool (the circle icon beneath the Histogram).  It is part of the Masking Upgrade.  Here is additional ifnromation about it: https://blog.adobe.com/en/publish/2021/10/26/max-2021-photography-releases.html#gs.fu2uv5 

 

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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It may be more powerful but to me, it is now more like photoshop - personally, I liked the simplicity of Lightroom for the quick edits and then Photoshop for powerful ones. Now I don't see the point. Sorry, I don't like masking in LR.

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Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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@default6p2jrig13uob wrote:

It may be more powerful but to me, it is now more like photoshop - personally, I liked the simplicity of Lightroom for the quick edits and then Photoshop for powerful ones. Now I don't see the point. Sorry, I don't like masking in LR.



Downgrade to the older version and understand that any auto update in CC will get you back to this new and for many, improved product.

No one forces you to upgrade!

Simple.

Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management"

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Yep, I did that. Again, perhaps I have not been clear - I have Creative Cloud and I have never had an issue with an update before, why would I think to check now? I didn't and apparently, I committed a cardinal sin with this "support" community but failing to read about an update for the 15th time.

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LEGEND ,
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The less I need to go into PS the better. LrC is not MS Paint, etc. It was meant for photographer post processing, it was meant to avoid using PS. It was not meant for snap shots.

 

The more I not need PS the better. The more I do not need third party external editing the better.

 

I have been using the new masking. Maybe one extra click. I love it. Much better. Much more capable.

 

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Good for you, your post didn't add to the convo so thanks anyway. For the record I don't use snap shots, I have real cameras and take real photos but clearly you have to show off. Carry on then.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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Some standard documentation that Adobe has provided.

First up, right at or near the top of Discussions, the Announcement that v11 has been released. You should always open that, Adobe always posts that:

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic-discussions/lightroom-classic-11-0-is-now-available...

 

Next up, and a link to this is provided in the above document, The What's new in this update document. You should always read those. Adobe always post them:

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/whats-new.html

 

And in that document you can read all about the new masking, and the new metadata workflow. Many members problems, gripes, confusion, are clearly caused by not reading what has been provided. Basically Read the Manual a.k.a RTM, starting to be more like RTFM.

 

Also, tutorials or videos. below is a very good one on masking:

 

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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