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« on: April 01, 2010, 01:34:59 AM »
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Hi Folks:  The 2nd "Lightroom Brownbag" get together was today, and Tom Hogarty was giving an overview of some of the Lightroom 3 Beta 2 improvements.  One bit of information he gave out that, according to him hasn't been written anywhere yet, is that in the Adjustment Brush, setting sharpening at -50 to -100 now introduces a form of lens blur.  It was a 'thank you for coming' tidbit.  Haven't tried it yet, but I'm sure it will have its place.

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2010, 05:49:42 AM »
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Hi Folks:  The 2nd "Lightroom Brownbag" get together was today, and Tom Hogarty was giving an overview of some of the Lightroom 3 Beta 2 improvements.  One bit of information he gave out that, according to him hasn't been written anywhere yet, is that in the Adjustment Brush, setting sharpening at -50 to -100 now introduces a form of lens blur.  It was a 'thank you for coming' tidbit.  Haven't tried it yet, but I'm sure it will have its place.

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It was mentioned but not specified over on the LightroomNews site..

This doesn't seem to have 'much' affect, certainly its more like a brush on noise removal than a lens blur.  Moving the clarity to match (skin softening technique) actually has more of a blurring effect.
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2010, 06:14:13 AM »
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This doesn't seem to have 'much' affect

This is -100 on the sharpening slider with a brush ... with the original having only default sharpening applied.

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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2010, 06:46:00 AM »
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This is -100 on the sharpening slider with a brush ... with the original having only default sharpening applied.

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Yes, this is my point.  Its maxed at -100 and the effect is barely noticeable when viewing a full size image.  Doing the same with the clarity actually adds more of a "blurring" effect.  I don't see this as much of a feature at all.
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2010, 11:17:40 AM »
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Yes, this is my point.  Its maxed at -100 and the effect is barely noticeable when viewing a full size image.


Have you tried adding multiple brush adjustments? The results are accumulative you know...
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2010, 11:26:26 AM »
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Have you tried adding multiple brush adjustments? The results are accumulative you know...
Yes, but by the time I do that I can import the file into CS4 and brush as much "blur" as I wish and ultimately get a cleaner file.

It just seems to me that if "lens blur" or really what we're trying to say "bokeh" was an original objective then we'd not only have a much greater range of adjustment, but we'd be able to feather it out from the edges to duplicate actual bokeh.. Sure it's a nice feature, but not nearly as useful as it could be if designed from an original feature perspective.

IMO LR is a great tool, but this sort of 'half way' feature diminishes more than it adds.  I'd rather it do one thing right than five things 'kind of okay'..

On that note, I think the new raw engine is awesome.. can't wait to convert over to the release version.
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2010, 11:46:45 PM »
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Steve, I suggest you try it on a wider range of test files. This is not the sort of example that lends itself well to the defocus.
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2010, 11:58:44 PM »
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This will be very useful, its another creative tool, bring them on!
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