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Using the brush with HSL color adjustments

Engaged ,
Apr 16, 2017

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Hi guys,

When I do exactly per Adobe's tutorial, the color adjustments seem to seep beyond the selected areas. Is that standard or is it just me?

Thanks a lot,

Raphael

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The HSL Panel adjustments are not available with the Brush Adjustment Tool.

EDIT:  Brush HUE adjustments (Local HSL) are now available! Intoduced in Lr-Classic v9.3

 

It has been suggested to Adobe to make it available for this purpose- add the suggestion at- Photoshop Family Customer Community

You may see the HSL panel below the brush panel if you scroll down panels but it does not make it usable with the brush.

The Brush tool already has Exposure, Saturation, Vibrance, but for Hue changes you can only apply a (limited) color tint in the Color selection box.

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Using the brush with HSL color adjustments

Engaged ,
Apr 16, 2017

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Hi guys,

When I do exactly per Adobe's tutorial, the color adjustments seem to seep beyond the selected areas. Is that standard or is it just me?

Thanks a lot,

Raphael

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by WobertC | Adobe Community Professional

The HSL Panel adjustments are not available with the Brush Adjustment Tool.

EDIT:  Brush HUE adjustments (Local HSL) are now available! Intoduced in Lr-Classic v9.3

 

It has been suggested to Adobe to make it available for this purpose- add the suggestion at- Photoshop Family Customer Community

You may see the HSL panel below the brush panel if you scroll down panels but it does not make it usable with the brush.

The Brush tool already has Exposure, Saturation, Vibrance, but for Hue changes you can only apply a (limited) color tint in the Color selection box.

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The HSL Panel adjustments are not available with the Brush Adjustment Tool.

EDIT:  Brush HUE adjustments (Local HSL) are now available! Intoduced in Lr-Classic v9.3

 

It has been suggested to Adobe to make it available for this purpose- add the suggestion at- Photoshop Family Customer Community

You may see the HSL panel below the brush panel if you scroll down panels but it does not make it usable with the brush.

The Brush tool already has Exposure, Saturation, Vibrance, but for Hue changes you can only apply a (limited) color tint in the Color selection box.

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 9.4, Lightroom 3.4, Photoshop 2020 (21.2.1), Nikon DSLR, Windows-10.

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Engaged ,
Apr 17, 2017

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Thanks!

What a waste of a very useful resource. I did as you suggested and suggested strongly HSL adjustments be made available to the Brush tool.

Thanks a lot,

Raphael

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Apr 17, 2017

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There are already so many sliders in the Adjustment Brush, it almost scrolls off the screen as it. Imagine adding another 20 or so sliders (at least 6 each for H, S, L). Just a thought experiment as to what this would look like if it were implemented.

It might be a better feature to add an HSL brush to that section, rather than add all the HSL sliders to the existing adjustment brush (and radial filter, and gradient filter).

Mike

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Engaged ,
Apr 17, 2017

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Thank you Michael for your sensible response. Adding all these sliders, etc. would make the interface even more visually confusing than it already is. If Apple taught us anything it is that good interface and product design sells and delights.

So here I am, a LR paying customer, unable to capitalize on the power of this incredibly rich software because of design insufficiency - finding myself unduly penalized for it; knowing all along the solution is tantalizingly close.

I think that Adobe should merge with Apple whereby Adobe engineers the software, and Apple creates the interface, the packaging and the marketing.

But I know not everyone would see it as a step forward.

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Nov 15, 2017

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I'd like to add that I miss the HSL tool on a brush very much.

Often, certain areas of the image have too much yellow or reds. But changes saturation of yellows overall affects elements that don't need to be affected.

Personally I would use this feature every day if it was available. Today I try to solve the problem with decreasing saturation overall - with poor results.


"It would make the interface too complex" is hardly an argument, if more advanced features can be expanded upon request only. Just show the most important features by default, and collapse the others.

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Engaged ,
Nov 15, 2017

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You are referring to an interface design problem - something Adobe knows very little about. See my previous message.

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Nov 15, 2017

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Wouth  wrote

I'd like to add that I miss the HSL tool on a brush very much.

Often, certain areas of the image have too much yellow or reds. But changes saturation of yellows overall affects elements that don't need to be affected.

Personally I would use this feature every day if it was available. Today I try to solve the problem with decreasing saturation overall - with poor results.


"It would make the interface too complex" is hardly an argument, if more advanced features can be expanded upon request only. Just show the most important features by default, and collapse the others.

Please read the thread and submit your request to Adobe using the link given earlier.

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Nov 03, 2019

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Unfortunatelly Adobe Lightroom doesn't support this function that I consider to be very important. Fortunately Luminar 3 for example supports it. It's incredibly usefull when you shoot in JPG with a global increased colors spectrum and want to remove some red/organge from people's face while keeping the saturation on the rest of the picture...

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Dec 29, 2019

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Really a shame when I found this out. Capture One has this exact function, making it a little more superior in its features.

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New Here ,
Sep 03, 2020

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As a portrait and commercial photographer, this is one of the greatest reasons why I also bought a Capture One licence. Especially when you are editing skin tones, you most certainly do not want to adjust all the other skin like colors in the image. You want to mask the face or the body to get the tones even. Now I have to choose Lightroom or Capture One before I edit a photoshoot, If the skintones are really crucial. And sadly, I am more often leaning on Capture One now after being a loyal Lighroom and Adobe customer for many years, just because of this one brush.
Olaf, olimar.is

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Sep 03, 2020

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Perhaps you have not updated!

Local HSL adjustments are now available in Brush and Graduated Filter in Classic v9.3 - 9.4

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 9.4, Lightroom 3.4, Photoshop 2020 (21.2.1), Nikon DSLR, Windows-10.

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Sep 04, 2020

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What! How? I have 9.4 Classic and it does not appear on the brush slider.

 

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Sep 04, 2020

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As far as I can see, they have only added the HUE slider, wich is far from being the same thing.

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