LR adjustment brush - not working properly

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Jan 28, 2017

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I have used this tool beautifully for years, the skin softening tool in particular, on head shots and portraits. (I also use the iris enhancing, sharpening for brows, teeth whitening etc etc...). It magically makes acne in skin disappear. Well it did. I have just completed a shoot and for some reason, the softening tool is now not working properly. I have checked blogs etc, and the settings seem fine? Strangely, when I use the graduated tool, the softening effect works, but it's the wrong tool for a small specific area. I need urgent help with the adjustment brush, the softening tool in particular please.

None of the brush default setting seem to work properly. The teeth whitening seems pale, not white. Skin softening, not softening. Sharpening, not sharpening?

I'm sooo confused, help please. I'm not sure if this has happened to an update or just gone weird over time.....and i need to get the images to my client.

Thanks in advance

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Check the "flow" and "density" settings of the brush. Normally you would probably have them at 100.

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LR adjustment brush - not working properly

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I have used this tool beautifully for years, the skin softening tool in particular, on head shots and portraits. (I also use the iris enhancing, sharpening for brows, teeth whitening etc etc...). It magically makes acne in skin disappear. Well it did. I have just completed a shoot and for some reason, the softening tool is now not working properly. I have checked blogs etc, and the settings seem fine? Strangely, when I use the graduated tool, the softening effect works, but it's the wrong tool for a small specific area. I need urgent help with the adjustment brush, the softening tool in particular please.

None of the brush default setting seem to work properly. The teeth whitening seems pale, not white. Skin softening, not softening. Sharpening, not sharpening?

I'm sooo confused, help please. I'm not sure if this has happened to an update or just gone weird over time.....and i need to get the images to my client.

Thanks in advance

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Correct answer by ManiacJoe | Adobe Community Professional

Check the "flow" and "density" settings of the brush. Normally you would probably have them at 100.

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Check the "flow" and "density" settings of the brush. Normally you would probably have them at 100.

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I've just checked the flow and density. They weren't 100% but deleting the brush (which resets the error) and setting them to 100% doesn't change the symptoms at all.

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And if they are set at 100, check the Amount setting by clicking on the little black arrow to the right of Effect: -- so that it points sideways instead of downward.

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Just as with my reply to ManiacJoe, I checked the amount and this did not change the hanging (with the little black arrow arrow in either position).

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@rogerc90131118 

I think you need to describe the problem in more detail, as it isn't clear to me from your description what is happening.

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