Title slide for part two of the blogpost on using the brush tool in Adobe Lightroom.

In the first part of our look at the basic principles of using the Brush Tool in Adobe Lightroom we looked at switching the Brush tool on and off, deleting a brush, adding more brushes and applying some localised effects using the applied brushes.

In part two we are going to look at using the Auto Mask and also the Erase Brush settings.
It is important though that you familiarise yourself with how to use the brush effectively from part one, as I will assume that you have already watched that video.

 

Here is the location of the Auto Mask

 

 

This is the check box that needs to be selected to activate the auto mask
This is the check box that needs to be selected to activate the auto mask

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is where the Erase selection button is located

 

 

 

Here is where the Erase selection button is located
Here is where the Erase selection button is located

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ok, so let’s crack on with the video and look at how we use the Auto mask and Erase sections of the Brush Tool.

 

 

 

 

 

Next part of the Brush Tool series click here.

Ok, I hope you’ve got a pretty good handle on how to actually manipulate the brush tools, so for the next blog we can look at a couple of examples where i’ve used the brushes for a variety of reasons in different shots.

You can get a great grounding in the basics of Adobe Lightroom and also do some awesome diving at the same time on one of my very popular photo workshops to the Red Sea and also worldwide, here is a video about a typical one of of my trips our annual Winter Warmer.

And here is the link to my upcoming workshop trips page, and don’t forget you still have time to take advantage of a special offer for my Simply the Best Photo Trip in less than two weeks, check out the Special Offer here and also another Lightroom Blogpost

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Duxy