New Adjustment Brush Tool in Photoshop: Hit or Miss?


Hey there, Photoshop enthusiasts! Today, we’re exploring the latest addition to the Photoshop toolbox: the Adjustment Brush Tool. But before you get too excited, let’s consider whether this new feature is a game-changer or just another tool in the shed.

What’s the Buzz About?

So, what’s all the fuss about? In the latest Photoshop Beta, the Adjustment Brush Tool is neatly nested under the Brush Tool.

If you’re not seeing it, don’t panic; head to the Toolbar menu and reset to default.

Once you’ve located the Adjustment Brush Tool, select it, head to the Options bar, and choose your desired adjustment type from the dropdown menu.

Let’s say we’re feeling adventurous and opt for a Brightness and Contrast adjustment.

Now, unleash your inner artist and start painting over your image to brighten it up.

Need to tone it down? No problem! Just hit the minus icon and paint to subtract the effect. It’s that easy!

If you look at the Layers panel, you will see that Photoshop created a Brightness and Contrast Adjustment Layer with a nifty mask that reveals the effects in the areas you’ve painted over.

And don’t forget the Properties panel, where you can fine-tune your adjustments using handy sliders.

The Inside Scoop

Now, let’s get real. Is the Adjustment Brush Tool a game-changer or another tool cluttering your workspace?

1. Missing Adjustments

First, the Adjustment Brush Tool doesn’t include all adjustments or fill layers. So, if you find yourself constantly reaching for that New Adjustment Layer icon, you might not be saving much time.

2. No Settings and Inverted Masks

Sure, the Adjustment Brush Tool lets you target specific areas, but you can only access the adjustment properties until you start painting.

3. Selections

Working with selections? Adjusting layers might save you a step or two. With a selection active, you need to click on the Adjustment Brush Tool to apply the effect.

But with an adjustment layer, you will apply the mask as soon as you create the adjustment.

4. Any Value?

While the Adjustment Brush Tool might excel in some niche use cases, it doesn’t increase productivity for more advanced users.

Hit Or Miss?

Is the Adjustment Brush Tool a hit or miss? Well, it depends on who you ask.

For some, it might be a handy introduction to adjustment layers and masks. But for others, it feels like a solution in search of a problem.

What do you think? Is the Adjustment Brush Tool a welcome addition to your Photoshop workflow, or are you sticking to the tried-and-true methods? If you get tired of learning new tactics like this, feel free to relax for a short while on sites such as 10X10BET.

Let us know in the comments!

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