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Lightroom Quick Tip: Set New Adjustment Brush Defaults

Have you noticed that when you open the adjustment brush, graduated filter or radial filter, one or more of the sliders is set to a value other than zero? This can be handy if it’s a good starting point for your planned work, but otherwise it can be annoying. Read on for how to change this default behavior. This works in Lightroom Classic (and older versions of Lightroom, such as Lightroom 6), as well as in the new cloud-based Lightroom CC.

  • Open the adjustment brush, graduated filter or radial filter.
  • Double-click on the word “Effect” to reset all sliders to zero. (Not available in the cloud-based Lightroom CC – reset them one at a time.)

Reset all sliders in Lightroom's adjustment brush and other local adjustment tools.

  • Set the sliders to the values you want as defaults (or leave them all at zero if you prefer). Also set brush size, feathering, flow and density as desired.
  • Close the tool without doing any work. This is the critical part!

Now when you open the tool, the sliders will be set to the values you chose. Do the same with the other two local tools.

 

2018-04-30T23:00:23+00:00 April 30th, 2018|5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Jørgen Svendsen May 2, 2018 at 2:19 am - Reply

    “Double-click on the word “Effect” to reset all sliders to zero. (Not available in the cloud-based Lightroom CC – reset them one at a time.)”
    Actually it is available in Lightroom CC. Just rightclick somewhere in the area with the sliders and click on “Reset all sliders”.

    • Laura Shoe May 3, 2018 at 10:33 am - Reply

      Thank you, Jørgen!

  2. Joe Farrell May 3, 2018 at 9:53 am - Reply

    Thanks Laura. I appreciate these tips and especially this one.

    • Laura Shoe May 3, 2018 at 10:34 am - Reply

      You’re welcome, Joe!

  3. Dennis May 8, 2018 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    I’m so glad to see that there’s a way to set a default for the brush tip settings in Lightroom! I spend enough time taking photographs and creating reading content for my website, and the last thing I want to do is waste time trying to reset all of my settings whenever I re-enter the program, just to edit my photos! I would rather spend time developing beautiful digital art, rather than focusing on tinkering with the settings. The image you provided is a super helpful visual for me. Thank you!

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