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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques by Chris Orwig

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Chapter ElevenDevelop Module—Adjustment Brush

One of the many advantages of working in Lightroom is the raw-processing digital imaging tool. What this means is that all of the adjustments are nondestructive (i.e., they can be undone at any point), and that the file size doesn’t increase as you make adjustments. Until now, raw processing was limited to making adjustments to the entire image or to specific areas of tone or color. This has changed with the introduction of the Adjustment Brush tool, which is the most exciting new feature in Lightroom 2.

The Adjustment Brush tool is intelligent, nimble, lightweight, and strong. While brush tools have been used in Photoshop for a long time, the Lightroom Adjustment Brush tool is different. ...

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