i'm new into Adobe Lightroom and don't have any basic skills with it. I want to ask a question that maybe this is very basic to you.

Please take a look on picture below, the object's face is blocked with black color, how to block face with Adobe Lightroom like this? Can i done this with brush/something else?

Source : Instagram

Thanks in advance :)

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    \$\begingroup\$ Is there a reason you need to use Lightroom for this? It would be much simpler in our favourite image editor (Photoshop, GIMP, Paint.NET, etc). \$\endgroup\$
    – Philip Kendall
    Mar 5, 2017 at 8:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks for your answer and suggestion. I just curious is there any way to do this with Lightroom. Anyway, thanks :D \$\endgroup\$ Mar 5, 2017 at 8:40

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Yes, it's possible and very easy. Choose Adjustment Brush tool (K in Wiindows), set Exposure to the lowest level and paint on parts of the image you want to be black. If the "blackness" is transparent, just paint once again over it!

Here is an example:

A bird

  • \$\begingroup\$ Many thanks for you! Thanks for teach me the way, and thanks too for the example :D \$\endgroup\$ Mar 5, 2017 at 9:14
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    \$\begingroup\$ "Jonathan Livingston Seagull wished to remain anonymous at the beach." \$\endgroup\$
    – Tetsujin
    Mar 5, 2017 at 9:21

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