Here’s a Handy Lightroom Shortcut I’ll Bet Ya Didn’t Know

Ya know those handy little Target Adjustment Tools (known as TATs for short) that you find in Develop Module panels like the Tone Curve as well the HSL/Color panel? Well, this little known set of keyboard shortcuts will speed your work because you’ll not only jump right to the TAT panel you want — it activates the tool, and in the case of the HSL/Color controls it even jumps you directly to the right tab at the same time. Best of all —  these shortcuts are easy to remember because they are all variations of the same shortcut.

That’s the TAT circled in red above. 🙂

On Mac: Start with Shift-Option–Command (PC: Shift-Alt-Ctrl), and add…

T for the Tone Curve
H for the Hue tab of the Color panel
S for the Saturation tab of the Color panel
L for the Luminance tab of the Color panel

Hope you found those helpful (and come on, admit it — you didn’t already know those). 😉

Thanks to everybody who came to the Flash Photography Conference

We had such a great crowd — really enthusiastic, totally into learning more about flash, and just an awful lot of fun to preset to. Joe was, as you might imagine, just phenomenal on every level. People were just raving about his talks and classes. He is a living legend, and it was such an honor to have shared the stage with him. Thanks to everyone who came and made it such an incredible event. I’m very grateful for the wonderful turnout, and great folks to spend a few days with. 🙂

Here’s wishing you all a safe, healthy, and fun weekend. 🙂




  1. Dave 20 November, 2020 at 08:49 Reply

    When using any of the local adjustment tools in LR is there a keyboard shortcut to activate the ‘show luminance Mask’ tab.

    • NotoriousRLS 21 November, 2020 at 11:10 Reply

      Activate and pick Color or Luminosity itself, I’m not sure of but once you’ve chosen color or luminosity – you can cycle the mask display on and off by holding / release ALT while moving any of the sliders associated with it… try it with a tool activated, choose Luminosity and then move the scrubs on the Range or Smoothness and you’ll see what I mean. That may help ?

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