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Blur Face in LR?

May 3, 2011 5:23 AM

 

How would you blur a face out (protect the innocent) in LR?

I suspect using the brush in some way but not sure…

 

Thanks

 

Mark

 
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    May 3, 2011 5:33 AM   in reply to RetSurfer

    Use the local adjustment brush and set both clarity and sharpness to -100. Paint over the face a few times - ie you'd have a few local adjustment pins.

     

    Of course, if you are perfectly in your rights to take the photo, stand up for them and publish the photo straight.

     
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    May 3, 2011 6:23 AM   in reply to RetSurfer

    blur.jpgyou can play with the other sliders also !

    These settings applied twice here.

     
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    May 3, 2011 6:53 AM   in reply to RetSurfer

    Then try 12 times. Sure the flow is set to 100 each time you paint, and the automask isn't on? Then try -4 exposure, -200 brightness too. But to be frank, Lightroom isn't designed for such things and you could do the task in Photoshop much more easily.

     
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    May 3, 2011 12:48 PM   in reply to RetSurfer

    Did you manage to create 6 different adjustment pins?

     

    I tried myself with the suggested settings and found it effective the first time when applying in 2:1 magnification.

     
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