Lightroom: Blur as local Adjustment

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Please add blur (gaussian, motion and radial) as function in the local adjustments. Negative sharpness is not strong enough!

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Oliver Wendel

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Anthony Ralph

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You can apply several applications of negative sharpness (and any other element) to increase the effect. Whilst not what you requested, it does provide a viable workaround.

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Rob Cole

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The problem I have with Lightroom's blur is over-smoothening. If one blurs a photo that has a little noise in it, the blurred region doesn't meld. I'd love to see local grain so blurred region can more closely match the rest of photo, or better yet if Lightroom could just automatically match surrounding texture when blurring.
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@Anthony: Stacking one local adjustment brush over the other will reduce performance. So using just one brush that does the desired effect will be good.

@Rob: I am thinking of a realy strong effect of blur or dof reduction. One that creates a lens baby like look. Might be also useful to reduce dof or mimics to.
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Yes - even stacking there is a limit to how blurry you can get.

PS - I don't think stacking will reduce performance substantially. As I understand the way Lightroom's locals work, it computes how much blur based on the whole enchilada, then blurs at once. i.e. it does not blur, then blur some more... No?