The blur tool gives you the flexibility to blur certain sections of a photo, like the background, while leaving the foreground in focus. It helps create the sense of movement in a photo when the picture was taken stationary. You can use the blur tool to highlight an object in a photo by blurring the other objects in the photo. This tool is also used when touching up skin in photos. It helps smooth out the edges and blemishes without “coloring” them in. It’s a more natural approach.
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The blur effects in the Blur Gallery support Smart Objects and can be applied non-destructively as Smart Filters. This feature also supports Smart Object video layers. To apply a Blur Gallery effect as a Smart Filter:
- In the Layers panel, select a Smart Object layer.
Choose Filter > Blur Gallery, and then choose the appropriate effect.
Each blur tool provides intuitive on-image controls to apply and control the blur effect. With the blur adjustments complete, use the Bokeh controls to style the overall blur effect. Photoshop provides a full-size, live preview when you work with the Blur Gallery effects.
Choose Filter > Blur Gallery and then select the desired effect.
Use Field Blur to build a gradient of blurs, by defining multiple blur points with different amounts of blur. Add multiple pins to the image and specify a blur amount for each pin.
The final result is combined effect of all blur pins on the image. You can even add a pin outside the image, to apply the blur at corners.
Use the Tilt-Shift effect to simulate an image taken with a tilt-shift lens. This special effect blur defines area of sharpness, and then fades to a blur at the edges. The Tilt-Shift effect can be used to simulate photos of miniature objects.
Use the Iris blur to simulate a shallow depth-of-field effect to your picture, irrespective of the camera or lens used. You can also define multiple focus points, an effect almost impossible to achieve using traditional camera techniques.
Using the Path Blur effects, you can create motion blurs along paths. You can also control the shape and amount of blurring. Photoshop automatically composites the effects of multiple path blurs applied to an image.
You can use the overlay controls to conveniently create path blurs.Using the controls, you first define a path for the blur (blue). You can then define a curve for the path, thereby creating new curve points in the path. Once the path has been defined, you can define blur shape guides (red).
Manipulate blur paths and blur shape guides
- Click an endpoint to select it.
- Double-click an endpoint to view the red blur shape guides. Alternatively, select Edit Blur Shapes in the Blur Tools panel to view the guides.
- Drag endpoints to lengthen the blur path.
- Cmd/Ctrl-click an endpoint to reduce its blur shape guide to zero.
- Hover the mouse pointer near a selected endpoint to view the blur amount wheel control.
- Opt/Alt-click a curve point along the blur path to convert it into a corner point. Opt/Alt-click a corner point to convert it back to a curve point.
- Shift-drag the red blur shape to move both blur shapes for the path together.
- Use the Cmd/Ctrl+drag combination to move a path blur.
- Use the Opt/Alt+Cmd/Ctrl+drag combination to duplicate a path blur.
- To delete a path blur, with an endpoint selected, press the Delete key.
Using the Spin Blur effect, you can rotate and blur the image around one or more points. The spin blur is a radial blur measured in degrees. Photoshop lets you work with center points, blur size and shape, and other settings, all while viewing a live preview of the changes.
- To add a new spin blur, click a desired location in the image.
- To duplicate a spin blur, use the following keyboard combinations:
- To resize the ellipse uniformly, drag an ellipse boundary.
- To delete a spin blur, press the Delete key while the spin blur is selected.
- To move a rotation point off-center, use the following keyboard combination:
(Mac) Opt+drag Repositioning the rotation point is helpful while working with objects viewed at an angle.
- Hold down the H key to temporarily hide the overlay controls.