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3 - Panels in the Develop Module

Look at the top right corner of your screen, and make sure you're in the Develop module.

Review Panels

To review how to manage panels, go to Press Tab.

Basic Panel

This is the Basic panel.


Basic Panel

Move from Tool to Tool

You can move from tool to tool by clicking.

Or, you can do the following.

You can press , to move up.

Press . to move down.

Likewise, you can do the same with the < and > keys.

Up Down
, .
< >

Four Ways to Change the Tool Values

There are four ways you can change the tool values.

Change #1 - Drag the Slider

Click on the slider of the tool, hold, and drag.

Change #2 - Scrubby Slider

Position the cursor over the value of the tool.

The cursor will change to a finger with two arrows.

Click, hold, and move your mouse to the left and right.

Change #3 - Keyboard Shortcuts

Click on the name of the tool, and press + and –.

Change #4 - Highlight & ↑ ↓

Highlight the tool value, and press the up and down arrows.

Press Shift to Increase Strength

To change the values by a greater amount, press and hold Shift first.

Reset the Tool Values

One Tool

To reset only one tool in a panel, double click the name of the tool.

All Tools in the Panel

To reset all of the tool values in the panel, do one of the following.

• Click Reset at the bottom of the tool panel.


Reset at the bottom of the tool panel.

• If there's no Reset button, double click the name of the sub-panel, such as WB, Tone, or Presence.

Avoid the Big Reset Button

Don't click Reset in the lower-right corner of your screen.

If you do, all editing is removed.


Reset in the lower-right corner of your screen.

Don't click it!

Brush Size & Feathering

Some of the tools use brushes.

You can use the sliders to change the brush size and feathering.

Or, press [ or ], to change the size.

The scroll wheel on your mouse will do so, as well.

To change the feathering, press:

• Shift + [.

• Shift + ].

Let's start with the panels on the right side of the Develop module.