Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a radial blur, part of Photoshop for Designers: Filters.
Radial blur is one of those filters with very few options. …So, it's very easy to apply. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. …When it does, it can be a very effective way of drawing focus into an image. …So, let's begin with the starting image. Which I will convert to a smart object. …Filter menu > Blur. Radial blur. …And the blur method I want to be zoom. Which is roughly simulating the look that …you would get if you are taking the picture with a zoom lens and moving the …barrel of the lens at the same time. The punchline here is that you can move …the center of the blur. And we want the center of the blur to be …here in the image. Now, unfortunately, what you can't do is …you can't move around on the image itself and have this preview area update.…
Nor can you actually see a preview of how the filter will look. …So, let's see how that looks. That's a little bit too over to the left. …So, I'm going to return to the filter, and move that over a bit to the right, …and maybe dial that down a bit, 'til we get it just right. …
- Understanding the importance of Smart Filters
- Sharpening with filters
- Creative use of filter blend modes
- Painting in the effect of a filter using filter masks
- Combining filters
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Sharpening: What Every Designer Needs to Know
3. Blurring for Effect
4. Artistic Filters
5. Brush Strokes Filters
6. Working with the Distort Filters
7. Effective Use of the Pixelate Filters
8. Using the Render Filters
9. Creative Use of the Sketch Filters
10. Working with the Stylize Filters
11. Using the Texture Filters
13. Applying Camera Raw as a Filter
12. Creative Use of the "Big" Filters
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