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How change brightness/intensity of local adjustment mask overlay

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Sep 16, 2020

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When I make a selection in the local adjustment brush or any local tools, I can display the mask overlay.  Unfortunately, it's BARELY visible.  It's a very faint red.

How do I change the intensity of the overlay mask so it's a lot easier to see exactly where I've selected.

Sounds like your brush has flow or density (or both) set close to zero. (Which may be what you want, but then the overlay is supposed to be barely visible; or it may not be what you want)

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How change brightness/intensity of local adjustment mask overlay

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When I make a selection in the local adjustment brush or any local tools, I can display the mask overlay.  Unfortunately, it's BARELY visible.  It's a very faint red.

How do I change the intensity of the overlay mask so it's a lot easier to see exactly where I've selected.

Sounds like your brush has flow or density (or both) set close to zero. (Which may be what you want, but then the overlay is supposed to be barely visible; or it may not be what you want)

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LEGEND ,
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Try a  different color

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https://blogs.adobe.com/jkost/2014/01/the-adjustment-brush-overlay-in-lightroom.html

 

 

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REALLY FAINT, virtually invisible green on black isn't any better than REALLY FAINT, virtually invisible red.  Or blue...   IIRC, the range mask has the same problem. 

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Sep 16, 2020

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Unfortunately, the intensity of the overlay mask is not controlable.

The best we can offer is a color change. I went with green since that is less common of a color in my non-landscape photos.

 

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Sep 17, 2020

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A couple more thoughts:

 

1. Temporarily disable LR's use of the GPU by setting Preferences > Performace > Use Graphics Processor to Off. In the past, there have been a few instances where bugs in GPU drivers have caused overlays to appear differently.

 

2. Post a full-resolution screenshot of the Develop window showing the overlay with some local-adjustment brush strokes. That will let us see if you're system is showing the overlay differently than normal.

 

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Sounds like your brush has flow or density (or both) set close to zero. (Which may be what you want, but then the overlay is supposed to be barely visible; or it may not be what you want)

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"Sounds like your brush has flow or density (or both) set close to zero."

 

This is more likely than a buggy GPU driver.

 

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