In the tool shelf on the left you have the following masking options along with the refine option -
The local tool I assume links to the local adjustment tab on the right, the faces tool links to the portrait tab and the mask is the general masking tool that doesn't link to any particular tab. If this is the thinking why is there not a sky masking tool that links to the sky tab like we have with faces/portrait?
That's an inconsistency but it gets messy when it comes to why the local mask tool exists at all. If you click this tool it only gives you two mask options, adjustment brush and adjustable gradient. However if you click the mask tool it gives you the exact same two options but confusingly calls them different things. In addition to these two duplicated options it also provides AI quick mask and the line mask tool.
So the same masking tools are in two locations but not only that they have different names even when they do the same thing. This just creates confusion when you may think they perform different functions and also introduces duplication.
Also why even have the local mask tool option at all, it seems redundant when you can do the same with the primary mask option plus more. So you could never click the local mask button and not miss a thing.
This could all be solved by simply putting all the masking options in once single place under the main masking tool -
*Masking brush / adjustment brush
*Masking bug / adjustable gradient
*AI Quick Mask
This would put all the masking options in one place, remove the duplication and would simplify the tool shelf as both the faces and local tools could be removed.
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