Controls in the Brush HUD

The controls in the Brush HUD are the same for all brushed adjustments except for Retouch.

For more information about the Retouch adjustment, see Working with the Retouch Controls.

To show the Brush HUD for an adjustment
Do one of the following:
  • In the Adjustments inspector or the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, choose either “Brush [adjustment] in” or “Brush [adjustment] away” from the Action pop-up menu for the adjustment.

  • In the Adjustments inspector or the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, choose Quick Brushes from the Adjustments pop-up menu, then choose a Quick Brush adjustment from the submenu.

  • Choose a Quick Brush adjustment from the Quick Brush pop-up menu (with a brush icon) in the tool strip.

  • In Full Screen view, choose a Quick Brush adjustment from the Quick Brush pop-up menu in the toolbar.

Figure. Controls in the Brush HUD for the Enhance adjustment.
  • Brush button: Click this button to activate the brush.
  • Feather button: Click this button to feather the edges of previously applied brush strokes.
  • Eraser button: Click this button to activate the eraser used to remove portions of previously applied brush strokes for the currently selected adjustment.
  • Brush Size slider and value slider: Enter the diameter of the brush using the slider or value slider.
  • Softness slider and value slider: Enter the softness of the brush’s edge using the slider or value slider.
  • Strength slider and value slider: Enter the intensity of the brush stroke using the slider or value slider.
  • Detect Edges checkbox: Select this checkbox to detect edges in the image that the adjustment is brushed over, thereby preserving detail.