P:(Masking) Default names for masks by type.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 01, 2022 Feb 01, 2022

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Instead of naming all masks "mask", regardless of the type, it would be very helpful if they're named by mask type.

E.g. "brush 1", "brush 2", "linear mask 1", "radial mask 1" and so on. This way it's way easier to pick the right masks when copying the settings from one photo. Most of the time I don't want to copy the brushes, but only the linear and radial masks.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 01, 2022 Feb 01, 2022

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You do know that you can rename those masks, correct?

 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 01, 2022 Feb 01, 2022

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Yes, of course.

I'm talking about the default names. They're all the same. Let's say you create 10 masks. They're just named mask 1-10.

But in reality you've created maybe one sky mask, one luminosity, two linear, two radial and 4 brushes. Ya, so much fun renaming all of them.

Instead, if the default names would incorporate the mask type, you would more or less know which is which. You open the copy settings menu and it says "sky 1", "luminosity 1", "linear 1" and "linear 2" and so on. Saves the time for renaming, which you can still do if you want.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 01, 2022 Feb 01, 2022

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If you have four brush masks, then I doubt that you would still know which one is 'Brush 2' and which one is 'Brush 3' a few days later, but I do agree that a default name that refers to the mask type would help. Especially a mask like 'Sky 1', because you will not often have more than one sky mask.

 

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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LEGEND ,
Feb 01, 2022 Feb 01, 2022

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A Mask is made up of components, even if it only one component.  If you created a mask with a Linear and then subtracted a Brush than what would you call it? It is not a Linear.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 02, 2022 Feb 02, 2022

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A Mask is made up of components, even if it only one component.  If you created a mask with a Linear and then subtracted a Brush than what would you call it? It is not a Linear.

 

Why not and more importantly: who cares? You can say it's a linear mask with some brushed fine tuning. As long as it helps you to find the correct mask to copy, it's worthwhile to have this and better than 'Mask 7'.

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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LEGEND ,
Feb 02, 2022 Feb 02, 2022

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As @GoldingD said, Just rename the masks to anything you want.  I find it easier to leave the names and just drag my cursor over the mask names and they highlight and then I can easily pick the one i want.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 02, 2022 Feb 02, 2022

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Ditto Bob's comment

 

“You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”.”

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 02, 2022 Feb 02, 2022

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Guys, this is a feature request. If you do not agree, then just don't vote for it.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 02, 2022 Feb 02, 2022

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And it still wouldn't hurt you to rename "Sky 1" to "Sky made more blue".

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 02, 2022 Feb 02, 2022

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Exactly. Anybody who prefers to rename their masks, can still do that if the default name is a little more descriptive than 'Mask 23'.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 13, 2022 Feb 13, 2022

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I'm loving the new masking features in Lightroom as I'm suddenly now able to do so much more without having to open PS! But when I add lots of masks for dodging, burning etc I'm usually too lazy to name them... it would be super useful if there was an option for Lightroom to automatically name them according to the brush presets used. Obviously we don't always use a preset as is but it would still be possible to name them with something useful like "Dodge Shadows (edited)" if we started with a preset or just mention the first slider we touched if we start with everything at zero. Does this make sense?

 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 13, 2022 Feb 13, 2022

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Yeah I just requested something like this too! I think it would be most useful if the mask name told us what the mask did... if we used a preset like "Dodge"... started with a preset "Dodge (edited)... or just mentioned the first slider we adjusted if we made a custom adjustment. The little mask thumbnails do okay in helping us identify whether it was a linear gradient, or a select subject or whatever but whats missing is the action carried out by the mask

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 14, 2022 Feb 14, 2022

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Do not request the same thing again in a different thread. That is counter productive because Adobe looks at votes. Vote for this existing thread. I merged your request with this one for exactly that reason.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 14, 2022 Feb 14, 2022

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Sorry I'd already done it before I saw the other thread. And I did vote for the other one too! Thanks anyway - it makes sense to out them together 🙂

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