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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    When you start masking in an Effects filter the brush defaults to Erase which used to be called Paint Out. That does not change when you invert the mask. Pressing the Option key temporarily toggles the brushes' painting mode while it is pressed so you are now erasing where there is nothing to be erased.

    Look at the center of brush pointer. It has a Plus sign for Paint and a Minus sign for Erase.

    Note that the default Paint mode in Local Adjustments is the opposite. Because the mask is already inverted the default is to Paint (In).

    Also, pressing Command/Control-Shift-X permanently toggles the painting mode so you don't have to keep the Option key pressed all the time.

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  • Gianni Sarasso

    Thank you, not exactly what I was pointing to, but OK.

     

    BTW, in Mac only SHIFT-X toggles the painting mode. If I use this trick, it works immediately

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Yes, you're right. It is just Shift-X. I was trying to work from memory right after waking up. My bad. 😊

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