Another Awesome Lightroom Shortcut (this one, from one of our readers)

I straight up didn’t know this one. Even if I did know it at one point, I sure didn’t recall it, and it’s awesome, and I did a video about it, with credit to CallMeBob โ€” who knows a ton about Lightroom and often shares with us here on the blog, so thank you again “Bob” (or Lyle, or ya know, whomever). ๐Ÿ˜‰

Bob for the win! (thanks, CallMeBob)

Tons of news over on my daily blog today

Lots of stuff to share over there. Here’s the link if you’ve got a sec.

I finally got my shots from Tokyo posted

Here’s that link – hope you can check them out.

Have a rockin’ weekend everybody (I’m working on finishing up “I hate myself for loving you” by Joan Jett in my home studio this weekend).


P.S. The Photoshop World Conference in Las Vegas is just about a month away. Tons and tons of Lightroom training classes at the conference. You should go.

Author: Scott Kelby

Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Editor of "Lightroom magazine"; Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography books. You can learn more about Scott at

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  1. Great tip, callmebob!

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  2. I didn’t even know there was an auto mask feature so, I’m twice mind blown right now…
    Thanks for the tips!

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  3. I am HONORED to have either advanced, inspired or reminded your eminence in some small way.
    And yes, it’s Lyle – my original name got blocked once so I shifted to “callmebob” in reference of the movie “What About Bob”… which is not autobiographical… Have been traveling in BC/AB and just seeing this tutorial including the tip – it’s a good time saver…

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  4. Also note that it also works in the opposite way, too. If Auto Mask is enabled, depressing the Command key temporarily turns it off.

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  5. A related shortcut, while in the LR Adjustment Brush, the letter A acts as a toggle to turn on or off the Auto Mask feature.

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  6. This is a great tip that I wasn’t aware of. Thanks Scott and thanks for the reader how pointed it out to you!

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  7. Kelby Killer tips has a good demo of this, September 18, 2017 : ) Thanks for the reminder.

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  8. Another great tip. Keep them coming!

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  9. I’m adding my big thank you to Scott & CMB! Great and hugely helpful tip!!

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  10. WOW! Great Tip! Thanks, Bob and Scott.

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    • but is Fanny your aunt ?

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