unsharp tool / tilt-shift tool / blur

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Sometimes an image has too much detail, and it's hard to focus on the important area.
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!

thanx
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Arvid Uhlig

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Niala

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I agree,, I do like you.
Obviously, when that tool will come (stronger, nicer then actual solutions) there will be much abuse of it, like the systematic and 'badly' applied vignetting, and "lightroom" will be 'blamed' ... ;-)
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I agree,, I do as you do.
Obviously, when that tool will come along (stronger, nicer then actual solutions) there will be much abuse of it; like the systematic and 'badly' applied vignetting, and "lightroom" will be 'blamed' ... ;-)
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hmmm, i think there is a lot of abuse possible with the actual tools already. But it's never the machine or software that makes the decisions, it's always the user. Too much saturation, too much clarity, wrong white balance, too strong vignettes...
I would NEVER blame the tools for that!
So let's go for some new, well made tools, in the hands of a master they will lead to wonderful images.

The dumb rest may get "eye-cancer" from their popping, whopping, over-vivid hdr-like crap-images.
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  :-)   !!

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