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So the idea is to achieve some kind of tilt-shift-effect, or to simply blur areas that should not be in focus.
Since the beginning of Lightroom i wish for some kind of "gaussian blur" or "bokeh" or "defocus" or "lens unsharp" slider among the controls. This slider should also be available for the graduated filter and radial filter tool (for best results even for the brush-tool), so that you can make nice out-of-focus-vignettes and masks.
Or maybe an extra "tilt-shift" filter-tool like in photoshop?
At the moment i use a combination of several sliders, like exposure, presencse, contrast, sharpness and some more, but the effect is not strong enough and doesn't really look like defocused.
So this would add a very powerful tool to lightroom, and i could do so much more without photoshop!