Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Iris Blur to accentuate a foreground, part of Photoshop for Designers: Filters.
In this example I want to use the Iris Blur filter to draw the eye into the …photo, and also to create a vignette of the surfer. …So, this is the finished version. You can see that we have an adjustment layer. …If I turn that off that removes the vignette, and we also have a Smart Filter. …So I'm going to switch now to the Iris Blur Begin file, convert the background …layer to a Smart Object. Come and apply the Iris Blur filter.…
Now, I need to arrange this pin over my figure, and then I can resize it, like so. …If I want to reshape it, I need to make sure that I'm on the edge and my cursor …looks like that. Because I want a relatively gradual …transition from the sharp area of the image into the blurred area, I'm making …this relatively large. Then we have these four pins which …determine how the blur transitions into the focused part of the image.…
And if you pull on any one of them, they all move together. …The closer you move them to the center, the more gradual the transition. …And the further we move them out, the more abrupt the transition. …
- 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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