lightroom : creative sharpening

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hallo,
i find capture sharpening with detail panel fantastic.
but for creative sharpening i am a little lost.
the local brush with clarity and shapening doesn't have same power than highpass filter or unsharp mask with local brush as we could find in photoshop or nx2.
can't we have same intensity, radius, ...sliders in local brush to avoid switching to destructive workflow when we need to sharpen eyes,...

best regards
marc
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Marc Labro

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Eric Chan, Camera Raw Engineer

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You should be able to use local Sharpness brush to do sharpening for eyes effectively. This is one of the main applications for which it was intended. If you have an image for which it's not working, try posting the image and its corresponding settings.
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hallo eric,
i have lot of power with sliders gain, detail, masking,... for capture sharpening and a clarity slider for capture sharpening too.
but there is no slider for local brush in sharpening mode.
some people say that the sliders of detail panel are applied by default to the local brush and finally you just have the gain slider in local sharpening brush.
in capture nx2 i can make several step of unsharp mask, eacjh with different intensity, radius and threshold and local upoint and separate highpass filters with its own radius and opacity on local upoint so i find local brush sharpening very limited.
in photoshop you can make as many unsharp mask with blending mask as you want

all tutos i see from scott kelby, matt kloskowski,... don't mention local sharpening brush of lr. they all launch photoshop to finish the job

marc
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"some people say that the sliders of detail panel are applied by default to the local brush and finally you just have the gain slider in local sharpening brush. "

That's correct.