"Stage Light" Portraits in Lightroom Classic or Photoshop

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With the latest iOS version Update, Apple now offers a portrait enhancing feature called "Stage Light". People that are isolates in the viewing circle get a nice exposure and isolated from the background which then fades away to black. Does anyone have suggestion to achieve this in Lightroom Classic or Photoshop

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Should not be too difficult to achieve in Lightroom with a radial filter. Set it to work outside the circle, and then use negative sharpness, clarity and/or texture for the soft effect and negative exposure to darken the background.
 
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Should not be too difficult to achieve in Lightroom with a radial filter. Set it to work outside the circle, and then use negative sharpness, clarity and/or texture for the soft effect and negative exposure to darken the background.
Except the whole subject is selected not some ellipsoid. It is very much like how the "Subject Select" filter works in Photoshop. It may be that I'll nee Photoshop for this.
 
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Except the whole subject is selected not some ellipsoid. It is very much like how the "Subject Select" filter works in Photoshop. It may be that I'll nee Photoshop for this.
You can start with the standard radial selection, but then you can use a brush to adjust that. You can also use the Adjustment brush to brush the entire photo, followed by the eraser to erase the subject again from the mask. Photoshop may indeed be easier because it has more selection tools, but I think it can be done in Lightroom too.
 
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If you were to shoot with the LR Camera in Depth mode, you could use that for the mask. I would assume that's what Apple's starting with.
 
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