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How to Paint Straight Lines in Lightroom

It’s easier than you’d think – check out my super quick video below (Note: there’s no audio – doesn’t need it).

Don’t forget to hold that Shift-key, ya’ll.

Easy peasy! 🙂

Hope you found that helpful (and how about that crazy new stuff in Lightroom added yesterday, huh? Can I get a whoop, whoop!)?

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  1. Rikk Flohr 13 February, 2019 at 12:23 Reply

    To have some fun

    The Start Click for the brush and the Shift-End click for the brush do not have to have the same size, feather, or flow – meaning your brush stroke can be variable along its length…

    You can do some really cool things with this!

    • Dennis Zito 15 February, 2019 at 10:22 Reply

      Hey Rikk,

      Thanks for that info! You’re right that could lead to some fun stuff! I’m now inspired to had some fun.


      • Rikk Flohr 15 February, 2019 at 10:52 Reply

        Always remember the eraser brush works the same way… even more possibilities and you can combine brush/eraser strokes with the Graduated filters as well to even amp this up a bit more – oh, and then you can apply a Range Mask at the same time too… Mind Blown?

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