Adjustment Brush Color Overlay Tip

If you’re using the Adjustment Brush, you may notice that it shows a color overlay on top of what you’re painting on. By default it’s red, but if you’re painting on something on the photo that’s red it can be a little hard to see.

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What’s nice about it, is that you can change the color. Just go under the top menu to Tools > Adjustment Brush Overlay. You can change it’s color right there or use the keyboard shortcut to cycle through the colors.

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I’m off on Spring Break this week which is why the posts are a little light but I’ll be back in the saddle next week. Have a great day!adjustmentbrush1

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Author: Matt K

Matt is a full time Education Director for the NAPP and Kelby Training. He's a best-selling author of various books on Photoshop and Photography co-hosts the live weekly photography talk show "The Grid" and is co-host of "Photoshop User TV". In his spare time he practices as a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo and enjoys spending time with his family in Tampa, FL.

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3 Comments

  1. thanks for the tip !
    by the way, is there any reason why we can’t paint a color with 100% opacity ? for instance if you have a fireworks in the sky and small houses in the black foreground, you can’t paint them black with a big brush.
    if you have a butterfly with a green background but a grey spot behinh you can’t paint it green
    i did that a lot with capture nx2 and eyedropper and can’t reproduce in lr5.3.
    it is just an overlay, you can’t paint a true 100% magenta,…

    i remember long time ago you already did a tuto about it but i expected one day brush color would improve

    thanks
    marc
    best regards
    marc

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  2. I like so much your site, and I’m beginner in Lr, if you’ve or know where can I learn more about Lr4. Thank you.

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