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Tutorial - Blurring Background by larafairie-stock Tutorial - Blurring Background by larafairie-stock
A tutorial for photoshop on how to blur backgrounds, it's a very useful tutorial.

It was made for photoshop 7 but it should work for other versions.
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xcyanide-skies Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for this tutorial 8DDDD I actually use GIMP but it worked exactly the same :3 THANKS SO MUCH
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MIURIN Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
THXXXXXXXXX
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MatworldsHeaven Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah there are better way. Use the PS Filter or use two layers and mask the sharp part out. That's much better! :/
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
Great tutorial.

My 3d app has DOF but it does not make it easy to use and sometimes it adds hours to the render time. This tutorial will make it easier for me to do it by hand.

The hidden secret with 3d stuff is that it uses a lot of 2d and 2d skills.
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LuneBleu Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hello :aww:

Your Tutorial is being featured on my News Article right here [link]
Thank you so much for sharing :heart:
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deethree Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
i think lara's trying to show the basic technique, you can obviously adapt it and spend more time if you wish,

a little tip for a more accurate DOF look create a gradient on the images layer mask, this gradient is called the z-depth, it tells photoshop how far back each part of the image should be thus the level of lens blur, by estimating the blur gradient draw a black to white linear gradient on the layer mask as appropriate, then select lens blur and choose layer mask as the depth map/source and adjust the values appropriately
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Lauraest Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
~deethree says-->",,,a little tip for a more accurate DOF look create a gradient on the images layer mask, this gradient is called the z-depth, it tells photoshop how far back each part of the image should be thus the level of lens blur, by estimating the blur gradient draw a black to white linear gradient on the layer mask as appropriate, then select lens blur and choose layer mask as the depth map/source and adjust the values appropriately."<<----


Can you make a tutorial?
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SPAR Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006
This is a crap way of bluring... rather duplicate the layer, blur it, and then use a mask to reveal the layer below.

Way more control
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Enigmatic-Shadow Featured By Owner May 22, 2006
are those real mushrooms ?
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BeautifulLiar21 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2006   Photographer
you should put more tutorials up.

they are really helping me learn photoshop better :)
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