Lightroom Tips

Lightroom Tip: A Crazy Quick Way To Reset One (or multiple) Sliders

First off, my Kelby Training Lightroom 5 Seminar in Hartford CT is just one week from today. It’s filling up fast so make sure you grab a seat if you’re thinking of going. And if you do go, please come up and say hi – it’s great to get to meet people from the blog.

Now on to the tip…you may or may not know that if you double click a slider in Lightroom it resets that slider to 0 – it’s default setting (but that’s not the tip). There’s actually a few places in Lightroom that double-clicking helps out a lot, because it resets a few sliders to 0, rather than just one.

1) I change white balance settings all the time and then want to revert back to the default. Well, to reset both the Temperature and Tint White Balance sliders to their original “As Shot” settings, just double-click directly on the letters WB in the Basic panel.


2) Adjustment Brush, Graduated Filter, or Radial Filter: There’s a bunch of settings under each one of these. I’ll often change a few of them. But then, later, when I want to get back to zero for all of them you’d think you have to reset each one right? Nope! Just double-click the word “Effect” at the top of the panel and it resets all sliders to zero.


Cool huh? Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!



  1. Mike 11 December, 2016 at 13:00 Reply

    Hi Matt. Is there a way to reset brush/gradient settings with some keyboard shortcut (apart from ctrl + shift + r as it also removes crop which I want to keep) or with presets maybe?


  2. Richard Skoonberg 27 July, 2013 at 15:50 Reply

    Thank you for the tip about the adjustment brush. This tip I will use a lot.

    I find that whenever I use it, it always opens a setting I used a while back, like teeth whitening. I wish I could set it to always open on a default with nothing set.

  3. Bruce Thayer 26 July, 2013 at 14:25 Reply

    That’s a great tip Matt!
    Particularly the adjustment brush reset. Is there a way to use it within Camera RAW? I sure wish PS would open LR instead of Camera RAW,
    Oh well..


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