Local Adjustment Tools

In ON1 Photo RAW, the Adjustment Brush and Adjustable Gradient filters from Effects will be full-fledged tools you can access and edit in any module. These will be part of the shared tools like Crop, Retouch, Perfect Eraser and Clone that will be available and re-editable, nondestructively, in Develop & Effects. In the tool-well on the left you see icons for the Adjustment Brush and Adjustable Gradient tools. At the top in the tool-options are are the familiar controls for adjusting brush size, opacity, feather, etc. On the right you see two tabs below the navigator; Overall Settings and Local Adjustments. Overall Settings is what you see today in Photo 10, the control panes or filters that affect the entire photo.

OverallSettings
Develop module with Overall Settings tab selected, similar to what you see in modules like Enhance and Effects today.

The new Local Adjustments tab is where you control the Adjustment Brush and Adjustable Gradient tools settings. It works just about like the stack in Effects. You can use these tools as many times as you like, re-editing their settings and masks from any module. You can create multiple instances of each tool to affect different areas in different ways just by clicking the plus button. We think the visual stack, like filters or layers, will be easier to figure out than the small on-screen markers some apps use. You’ll have the same masking section roll-down as Effects to see a larger mask preview as well as reset, invert or copy/paste a mask. We included the basic adjustments you use most commonly. Keep in mind you can still stack and paint any other filter in Effects too.

Develop module with the Local Adjustments tab selected (and highlighted). This is where you can view the mask and make adjustments to local areas.
Develop module with the Local Adjustments tab selected (and highlighted). This is where you can view the mask and make adjustments to local areas.

We would love to get your feedback. Does it make sense?

— Dan Harlacher