The new three-part Blur Gallery


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The new three-part Blur Gallery

In this movie I'll introduce you to the Blur Gallery, which allows you to create depth of field effects in post. And I have to say this is a really interesting command. There's a lot more going on than you might first expect. In this composition I've gone ahead and masked this bird out of its previous background and added a new background on an independent layer. Now let's say I want to take that background and blur it. Go up to the Filter menu, choose Blur, and any of these first three commands is going to bring up the Blur Gallery. I'm going to go ahead and choose Field Blur.

Notice you can control the amount of blur, either using this numerical value or using the heads-up display here in the center of the image. So if I drag this control clockwise I'm going to increase the blur; drag it counterclockwise to reduce the blur. I'm going to go ahead and move this point up there. And you might wonder why in the world I did that. After all, the Field Blur is uniform ...

The new three-part Blur Gallery
Video duration: 8m 9s 3h 20m Appropriate for all Updated Jan 15, 2013

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The new three-part Blur Gallery provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS6 New Features

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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