How to get this matte effect in Lightroom?

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Erik Baumgartner Senior Member • Posts: 4,211
Re: How to get this matte effect in Lightroom?

Nebell wrote:

I photograph motorsport and use very slow shutter speed. This inevitably creates a lot of blur on the cars. It's especially noticeable on cars with a lot of text. So pretty much all of them. While some are great, some of them I want to keep but I'm not happy with them.

I found a preset, I'm not sure where but it somehow manages to make the blur less noticeable. The problem is, it also completely destroys natural color.
I have tried to recreate the effect without affecting the natural colors but since I'm new to photography, I have not been successful.

Can anyone give me some tips on how to get this "blur reducing matte effect" without destroying the colors?
Here's an example:
My normal edit:

The preset that makes blur on the car look less pronounced:

Not really sure what you're after ...something like this?

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