Working with the Tint Quick Brush Controls

You use the Tint Quick Brush adjustment to shift the tint in the area of the image the adjustment is brushed on. For example, if an object in your image has a cyan tint that you want to neutralize without changing the overall tint of the image, you use the Tint Quick Brush adjustment and then add magenta to the brush stroke using the Angle slider and value slider.

Figure. Image before and after a Tint Quick Brush adjustment.
To brush the Tint adjustment on an image
  1. Select an image.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • In the Adjustments inspector or the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, choose Quick Brushes > Tint from the Adjustments pop-up menu.

    • In the tool strip, choose Tint from the Quick Brush pop-up menu (with a brush icon).

    The Tint Brush HUD appears, and the Tint adjustment controls appear in the Adjustments inspector and the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, if both are shown.

  3. Specify the brush stroke settings using the controls in the Tint Brush HUD.

    For more information about the controls in the Brush HUD, see Controls in the Brush HUD. For more information about applying brush strokes to an image, see Working with Brushes.

  4. Brush the adjustment on the area of the image where you want to change the tint.

The tint is shifted in the area of the image where the Tint Quick Brush adjustment is applied.

To modify the Tint adjustment after it has been applied to an image
  1. Select an image with the Tint adjustment applied to it.

  2. In the Tint area of the Adjustments inspector or the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, modify the Tint adjustment by specifying which way you want to shift the color’s tint using the Angle slider and value slider.

    Figure. Controls in the Tint area of the Adjustments inspector.

The previously applied Tint adjustment is modified.

Why Not Use the Enhance Adjustment?

You can always brush the entire Enhance adjustment’s parameter settings in to or out of an image. However, brushing the Enhance adjustment on an image applies the Contrast, Definition, Saturation, Vibrancy, and Tint parameter settings. You use the Quick Brush equivalents when you need to apply each of these adjustments in different ways to different parts of the photo.