It’s Tuesday — time for a 60-second quick tip from Adobe’s own Benjamin Warde, and once again, you’ll find this one really handy – he shows a little-used setting that makes the process SOOOO much easier in those tough situations. Even if you use the Spot Removal tool a lot, this is really worth watching.

I knew you’d find that one helpful (and thank you, Benjamin).

Here’s to a rockin’ Tuesday, in a great week!





  1. Reid 17 May, 2017 at 19:02 Reply

    Wow, I teach Lightroom and didn’t know this one. I didn’t know changing the overlay changed the function, I just thought it changed the view. My workaround had been to just sneak up by starting next to and area that I had just brushed, and brush over.

    • Cliff 16 May, 2017 at 23:39 Reply

      Where is the Tool Overlay in the latest 2015.7 version of Lightroom please?

      It’s not in the drop down menu of VIEW

      • Cliff 17 May, 2017 at 00:00 Reply

        I’ve now found it under TOOLS (Not VIEW) where it’s ticked as “Autoshow”

        However I can’t find the relevant Tool Overlay Popup at the bottom of the screen.

        Your help would be appreciated. (My version is 2015.7.1)

          • Cliff 18 May, 2017 at 11:59

            I still cannot find the Tool Overlay Popup.

            After hitting T there are two layers of tools:

            The first layer contains : Copy, Paste, Large View, Before & After, Select previous photo, Select next photo, Soft Proofing.

            The second layer contains : Main Window, Second Window, Library grid, Go back, Go forward, Collection, Filter, Filter based on ratings, Filter based on Colur label, No filter

            However nowhere can I find the Tool Overlay Popup.

            I’d value further guidance.


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