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Wed, Nov 26, 2014 4:18 AM

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Lightroom 5: Adjustment brush effect size different from brush size

When using Lightroom 5 Adjustment brush, the effect is only in the inner half of the brush size circle. In other words, if you select a 1 inch brush to darken, only about the center 1/2 inch is being darkened. I'm 100 percent sure the brush has no feathering, and all the settings are fine. An expert told me to try to get rid of preferences, and try it, and it still does the same thing. Now, I just updated to LR 5.7 hoping maybe it will fix it, to no avail. The LR on my laptop behaves perfectly fine.

Attached is a screen shot and a phone shot (excuse the moire, I had to use a phone to show the brush size properly) to show settings and the effect I'm talking about, so it's perfectly clear.

I have been putting up with this for months, but it's driving me crazy. Also, it occurred to me that all adjustments I make might 'change' later when I fix it, and it might show up unknown to me when I export the files later. And this would waste hundreds of hours of work if something resets somehow.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this?

Thanks in advance for all replies!

Stu

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First, make sure that the OS cursor scaling (Preferences -> Accessibility -> Cursor Size) is set to "Normal".

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Which operation system?

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Hi Rikk,

Sorry, forgot to include: Mac OS X 10.8.5, on an iMac 27 inch

Any solution would be great.

Thanks,

Stu

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I can't locate that, do you mean Apple OS preferences, I don't see Cursor Size

in LR Preferences, I don't see Accessibility..

thx

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Apple's OS Preferences.

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as mentioned, where do I find cursor size--please give exact location

thx

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Found it, it was under Display.

That seems to do the trick--thanks very much Chris!! for solving this mystery.

All my work to date will not have changes then?

Interesting how it affects the size of the brush in Adjustment brush, but not in the healing or cloning...