How to Blur in Photoshop?
In this blog, we will talk about that how to blur in photoshop? The great thing about using photoshop is that there are so many ways you can create a “blurred” effect.
This blog will focus on the most basic way of doing it- by using the Gaussian Blur filter. Blurring is a great way to create an effect of motion without the need for any video or special effects software.
There are four main ways you can do it: with a brush tool, using a camera shake, using a Motion Blur filter, and duplicating layers.
The first one requires that you paint over your desired area (you can use the stylus on touch screens) and then change the Brush Strokes setting from “Shape Dynamics” to “Scattering” before painting again. Blurring images is a common technique used by photographers to create a soft, dreamy effect on their pictures.
Why Blur the Background?
The background blur is a technique that’s common with high-end cameras, but you can achieve the same effect on your phone.
The main reason why people want to have their backgrounds blurred in photos is so they aren’t taking up too much of the frame and are able to focus on other aspects like landscapes or portraits.
If for some reason you don’t possess a professional camera there are many photos editing programs such as Photoshop which will help create this kind of blurring right from home.
Ways to Blur the images in Photoshop
There are different tools available in photoshop that help you to blur the background of the images and do focus on the required part. But we will discuss some of them.
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The best way to create a flawless background is with the blur tool. The look of your photo will be more defined and crisper if you carefully use this simple technique in Photoshop. Just follow these steps:
- Open the toolbar and click on the blur tool.
- Choose a brush size, then select an area of your image for focus by clicking and holding down over it with your mouse. Set how strong you want to make that blurring effect (how much detail will be obscured).
- Click everywhere where there is background in order to create a smoother transition; use circular strokes as large or small as needed. The blurred-out areas are ready just like magic.
There are many ways to blur a background image in Photoshop. One of them is the lasso tool. This takes three different forms: rectangular, polygonal (if there are straight edges), and magnetic lassos (which select foregrounds and backgrounds for you). If you want to use this tool, follow the above steps:
- Create a blurred background in any photo with the Lasso Tool.
- Drag your mouse and mark off an area you want to blur, then go over to filter under the menu at top of the screen where there is a Blur option- choose one that suits.
- Select parameters like how big or small should it be? How much will the edges blurring effect vary from edge to center (simply means if they start out blurry on all sides first before slowly getting less so as we get into the middle)?
- Keep doing around until you see something interesting.
Different Filters to Blur the Image
The Lens Blur is used to give the image the effect of having a narrower depth of field. Some objects in an image stay blurred while others are focused. Here’s how you use this filter:
- Select Depth Map and change it as desired (you can also select Crosshair cursor).
- Choose your Iris shape from many options, adjust the curves of its blades for more blur if needed, choose the Lens Blur option and preview it by dragging the Radius slider around until satisfied with the result.
- Click OK when done!
You’re looking for a filter that will give your photos an extra wow factor? Try the Motion Blur feature. This special effect adds realism to any image and it’s perfect for capturing those fast-moving moments when you just can’t get the timing right with your camera shutter speed.
To use this filter, select one part of a photo (or object) in order to blur; then adjust how far out from the center you want to go by rotating on the wheel until “Distance” shows up at the top left corner of the dialog box where 10 is full lengthwise distance), as well as what degree or amount would be best suited.
Creating Field Blur with Smart Objects
Here are the different steps to create field Blur
- Field blur can be applied to any kind of image, but it looks great on images that already have a depth of field with distinct foreground and background. We’re using Autumn Park by Thomas Zsebok as the example here; you might even want to use this before moving onto editing if desired for your project! Once you choose your image, open it in Photoshop right-click the background area, and select Convert to Smart Object–this will allow us to edit our chosen photo after-effects are applied without fear of losing anything.
- Simply select Filter > Blur Gallery > Field Blur in order to open this panel. For instance, if you want only one area of your picture blurred out while leaving all other areas sharp or vice versa – adjust accordingly.
- With Photoshop, you can choose a focal point and then drag pins to create field blur. Simply click on the image where you want your first pin, move it around until there is an appropriate degree of blur in that location for what you are looking for (you may need more than one), and then drop as many additional points as necessary.
- If the image is a Smart Object you can now edit it with the brush tool and adjust how much blur there will be in any given area of my picture so that contrast between items doesn’t get lost as easily against backgrounds. You can use soft brushes for finer control over where you want your focus.
In this blog post, we discussed how to blur in photoshop and why it is important. We also discussed the steps involved with blurring images and these are very useful and authentic to create a blur effect of the image.
If you are looking for a quick way then you may use the filters so that you can easily blur your images immediately.
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