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More than 2 brushes



It's probably me being incedibly thick - but if you wanted to add more than two adjustments using the brushes on the same photo - is this possible?
e.g. first brush (A) - sharpen a part of the photo
Second brush (B) - incease contrast on a part of the photo

Than if you wanted to incease the brightness on a third part of the same photo...........

Please remember a) it's very early in the UK - not very wide awake
b) I don't have access to the help files for lightroom whilst at work.
I just wondered if this was possible - whilst on the way to work.
If it can't be done all on the same image I suppose a 'work around' would be to do two amendments - export as a Tiff or whatever - then do another two amendments on that Tiff and so on........

Any thoughts?
Sep 29, 2007
Isle of Wight, UK
Lightroom Experience
Power User
Lightroom Version
Cloud Service
You can layer as many different strokes with different controls as you like. Forget A and B, those are just brush characteristics presets (size, feathering).

So do your first brush stroke for sharpening, then click New (in the Mask Options panel) and do your contrast, then click New again, and do your brightness to a different area. If you need to reselect a stroke, click on the little pin and it'll switch back to Edit mode for that stroke.