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Blurring Faces

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In my new job, I must blur out faces of some of the people we work with to protect their identity. Is this something I could do with a brush in Lightroom or do I need to do that in Photoshop? I rarely use Photoshop (although I have the CC subscription that includes it) but I'm sure it would be able to do it if there isn't a suitable approach in Lightroom.
 
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You can do a certain amount of blurring by using the Adjustment Brush with its Sharpness slider dragged to the left (set to a negative value). If that's not enough, you can also drag the Clarity slider to the left. If you need a better blur than that, it's time for Photoshop.
 

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Some more options, in addition to the above, are to put noise reduction to 100 and try contrast at -100.

And don't forget that you can right click on the adjustment pin and select 'duplicate' - several times, if needed.
 
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The problem with that trick is that the pins can get stuck on top of eachother. I prefer to copy by ctrl/cmd click and drag.
 
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