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Specific-color brush tool Lightroom feature

Community Beginner ,
Nov 25, 2023 Nov 25, 2023

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Hey,

 

I want to spot pick a color from my image so that I can grab the specific color from the background of a license plate, and use a brush to paint over the license plate numbers with that same color from the background. I know it's possible because I've done it once before but never figured out how to do it again. This would really help, thanks!

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 25, 2023 Nov 25, 2023

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I'm asking because I want to hide the license plate in the image in a natural-looking way

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 25, 2023 Nov 25, 2023

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I mean the license plate numbers

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Community Expert ,
Nov 25, 2023 Nov 25, 2023

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Are you sure that wasn't in Photoshop? Lightroom does not have any brush that paints a solid color, only a color overlay. A color overlay cannot be used to erase a license plate. The numbers will always remain visible, because painting with a color overlay is like painting with water color.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 25, 2023 Nov 25, 2023

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Hey,
Got it; I do believe it was in Lightroom though. I was able to pick out a
color and just brush over it with that color to hide the numbers. But I can
download photoshop and see if it’s possible through there and if that was
where I did it.

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Community Expert ,
Nov 26, 2023 Nov 26, 2023

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Like I said: in Lightroom masking you can pick a color and brush with that color, but because it is a color overlay, it won't completely brush away the underlying numbers. It just adds a bit of color to them.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 26, 2023 Nov 26, 2023

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I hear you; but it was definitely in Lightroom. The opacity of the color  wasn't solid, so I had to brush over it multiple times with the color to block out the numbers. 

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Then all I can say is "keep doing it that way". Select Masking, select the brush, select the color overlay and see if it works...

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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