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Lightroom 3 Blur Capabilities

Jun 17, 2010 7:15 PM

Did anybody else notice that Lightroom 3 now allows you to blur images with adjustment brushes set to a negative sharpness? I was actually pretty excited to see this neglected new Gaussian blur effect. I searched the forums for something about this, but came up empty. I've been using the graduated filter and the adjustment brush with a -100 sharpness to simulate shallow depth of field, but today I noticed that the graduated filter doesn't actually make a smooth transition from blurry to sharp - it's a hard edge. That was a little disappointing because if it were gradual (as intended) then it would be just like the "lens blur" in photoshop. Is this just a bug or something?

 
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    Jun 17, 2010 7:36 PM   in reply to adobefan1983

    It is graduated (as intended). The blurring available is so subtle it might appear to end suddenly, but if you put a desaturate at 100% on it you will see

    the graduation,

     

    Rich

     
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    Jun 17, 2010 7:42 PM   in reply to adobefan1983

    adobefan1983 wrote:

     

    Did anybody else notice that Lightroom 3 now allows you to blur images with adjustment brushes set to a negative sharpness? I was actually pretty excited to see this neglected new Gaussian blur effect. I searched the forums for something about this, but came up empty.

     

    http://forums.adobe.com/message/2876885#2876885

     

    Before it was removed, I mentioned this a whole bunch of times in the beta forum.

     
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