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Currently in Lightroom, even if I put the "Sharpening" slider to -100, the blur effect is very weak. While the "Clearness" slider makes some additional tone changes as well.
I really would like to have the power of the blur tools from Photoshop in Lightroom. At least something like a "Gaussian Blur" or even better the "Field Blur", "Iris Blur" and "Tilt-Shift" tools.
At the present, even I have nice "Graduated Filters", the blur effect I can apply with them is weak.
Sure, I can repeatedly append multiple "layers" of blur, but the effect is different as one strong Gaussian blur, which probably even creates some artificial Bokeh.