Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Iris Blur with a twist, part of Photoshop: Creative Effects and Filters (2012).
As much as I generally aim to capture images that are tack sharp. …Every now and then, I like to add a blur effect to a photo, and when I do, I …contemplate some various creative possibilities for that effect. …Let's take a look at how we can mix a couple of different blurs to create a …very dynamic look for a photo. I'll go ahead and create a copy of my …background image layer to start with. So I'll drag the thumbnail for that …background layer to the Create New Layer button, the blank sheet of paper icon at …the bottom of the Layers panel. That creates a background copy layer so …that I can work separate from the original pixel values not having to worry …about doing permanent damage. Next, I'll choose Filter > Blur followed …by Iris Blur from the menu. And this Iris blur is one of the new blur …filters in Photoshop CS6 and it gives us a rather interesting possibility here.…
We're able to apply a blur just to the outside portion of the image with the …central portion appearing sharp. We can adjust the overall size and …
- Working with the Filter Gallery
- Creating a black-and-white effect
- Applying a vignette
- Adding motion blur
- Creating a painterly effect with Find Edges
- Smearing with Liquify
- Mapping the image with Trace Contour
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creative Fundamentals
2. Simple Effects
3. Basic Filter Effects
4. Slightly Wild Effects
5. Distorting the Image
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