How To Blur The Background In Lightroom?

Adobe Lightroom is among the best photo managing tools. It can also work as a photo editor. It comprises of some features that are taken from Photoshop. And some people prefer using it for managing and making their pictures better.

Majority of the people use it for organizing a lot of pictures at once. It lacks one of the essential features i.e., blurring option. But you can use the following instructions to blur the background of images in Lightroom.

A. Make the picture
1. Firstly, press the ‘Import’ option.
2. Then, move the picture from the file manager to the library window.
3. Next, move the cursor towards the above for the menu to get displayed.
4. After that, choose the ‘Develop’ tab.
5. Note that this shall show the toolbars that will help you change the picture the way you wish to do.
6. Finally, you can blur the picture.
B. Choose the blurring location
1. Firstly, choose the ‘Adjustment Brush’ option. It shall be on the pane towards the right-hand side.
2. Then, press the New option so that you shall be able to make a layer mask.
3. Next, choose ‘Show Selected Mask Overlay.’
4. After that, select the brush effect that you like. Whenever you wish to blur a background with a sensitive focal point, it’s better to use a small brush. And whenever you have to blur a large place, then at that time, a large brush shall be a better option.
5. Then, use the brush for painting the background location.
6. Luckily, you shall be able to undo any mistakes by pressing the ‘Erase’ option. It shall be in the menu towards the right-hand side.
C. Put the blurring effect
1. Firstly, un-tick the ‘Show selected mask overlay’ option. You require deleting the layer mask so that the user can do the modification work.
2. Then, shift the number of ‘clarity’ as well as ‘Sharpness’ options to -100 (the minimum possible).
3. Note that this shall blur the picture.
D. Save the picture
1. Firstly, press the ‘Done’ option.
2. Then, choose the Library tab.
3. Select the picture.
4. After that, press the ‘Export’ option. This shall be towards the end at the left-hand side.
5. Lastly, enter the name of the new picture and select the location to save it.

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