When using the Graduated Filter one can erase the effects - but I am not finding a way to bring back specific areas so they match the actual graduated filter as implemented. Am I missing something? The User Manual makes no mention of this situation.
Example: Removing the Graduated Filter from a foreground subject
Apply the Graduated Filter to a Scene - high blur (foreground sharp to increasing background blur).
We have a human model in the foreground (and is 2/3 the height of the image) that we want fully sharp. Use the eraser tool to remove the Graduated Filter from this model.
Oops! We erased a part of the background around the outline of the model - and now it is sharp. We need to make it blurry again, matching the gradation of the filter blur effect.
And here’s the “rub” - using the Brush does not restore the Graduated Filter as originally drawn - it paints with what ever the Brush is set to. Of course You can change the “Flow”, Opacity", etc. of the brush - but this does not create a seamless match with the filter around the outline of the model. Yes, one can laboriously kludge it - but this is not an efficient approach that lends itself to a high quality result.
Fig. 1 Erase - but Brush not integrated on a Graduated Filter edit.
@jamhen2 Thank You for the confirmation - is this the thread what You are referencing?
Perhaps this post should be re-catergorized as it is not Windows only.
And it would have been good for the Documentation to discuss this situation as well, because any thing less than a perfect erasure is going to be an issue. The Documentation tends only to be about specific features with little regard for overall strategy.
The solution, of course, is a real “layer~channel” set-up which might take awhile (v2?) to implement.
I have several “masking” suggestions that are waiting on a possible new voting regime (“Votes” & “Likes”) for a single “Feature request”. In my mind these masking suggestions all require the same coding implementation, even if there is not currently a UI to display them.
Going forward - without the ability to efficiently control masking operations many of these localized tools have an impaired ability to generate professional level results.