Erasing portions of Lightroom Presets

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    There have been times, where it would be nice to apply a Lightroom preset, and then remove the selected preset just in particular areas of the photograph (revealing the below "layer"). I've searched, tried finding ways to open the docs in Photoshop with layers, but have not found a way. The only possible way I could think of doing it would be to load both documents into Photoshop, and than to copy/past the preset layer over the background layer.

    Would this method effect quality? Is there a better approach?

    Thanks for your input.
    Jon


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    Have you tried playing around with the "brush" icon(top right) using that you can alter not only exposure but saturation,brightness,contrast,clarity and sharpness?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonf49 View Post
    There have been times, where it would be nice to apply a Lightroom preset, and then remove the selected preset just in particular areas of the photograph (revealing the below "layer"). I've searched, tried finding ways to open the docs in Photoshop with layers, but have not found a way. The only possible way I could think of doing it would be to load both documents into Photoshop, and than to copy/past the preset layer over the background layer.

    Would this method effect quality? Is there a better approach?

    Thanks for your input.
    Jon
    This is one of the cons of LR in not having the Layers on which we could put a mask, etc. I doubt that layer will be introduced to LR as then it would/could compete with CS instead of complimenting CS.

    Depending a lot on what the preset effect is you might be able to use the adjustment brush to remove or alter back the preset effects providing you know specifically what those effects are.

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    Comments and Critique are always encouraged, considered and appreciated. Thank in advance too.

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    Perhaps since you don't need it often you could use gimp. It's free.

    You can make luminosity masks and saturation masks with some fiddling around which are quite useful. Unlike cs the adjustment layers are not constantly adjustable.
    I use it on the laptops because it's less of a resource hog. I believe it's 8 bit processing only which is less quality than cs..........but free is a great price.
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    Thanks for the replies. Was actually trying to find an easy way to make everything B&W with the exception of certain colors. I have presets for "only blue" or "only red", etc.. but was looking to create a desaturated image with certain colors coming through vividly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonf49 View Post
    There have been times, where it would be nice to apply a Lightroom preset, and then remove the selected preset just in particular areas of the photograph (revealing the below "layer"). I've searched, tried finding ways to open the docs in Photoshop with layers, but have not found a way. The only possible way I could think of doing it would be to load both documents into Photoshop, and than to copy/past the preset layer over the background layer.

    Would this method effect quality? Is there a better approach?

    Thanks for your input.
    Jon
    Yes, after you use the preset, open up the brush and click on the brush drop down and go all the way to the bottom and click on "Restore Default Settings" and then brush where you want the preset to go away. It fixes most of it but you will still have to tweak it a little bit. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GustinaPhoto View Post
    Yes, after you use the preset, open up the brush and click on the brush drop down and go all the way to the bottom and click on "Restore Default Settings" and then brush where you want the preset to go away. It fixes most of it but you will still have to tweak it a little bit. Hope this helps.

    Gustina Photography
    Gustina note that you are responding to a question posted almost 6 years ago. In that time Im sure there have been numerous changes to Lightroom as well as the persons need for additional info. Im just mentioning this so you can pay more attention to current goings on.


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