Sprinkled about throughout a number of posts we've had some people share how they use Lightroom to achieve certain things. Thanks to olli, we have an excellent sticky thread that is a resource we can go to and add to for RAW Processing Resources. However, I'm starting this for members to add their own "tips" and ask questions about Lightroom. kusch recently explained in another thread how he created a blurred effect on a photo where everything had been in focus - you can see the results here: https://www.photographerslounge.org...or-how-process-photo-914/index2.html#post8331 and I'm copying his explanation of how he achieved this in Lightroom below: I think kusch's description is quite helpful and it's a method I've never thought of trying. I have seen this graduated filter used to created a strong dark shadow area...almost but not quite a kind of vignetting. It's a tool that I need to experiment a bit more with.