Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video The new three-part Blur Gallery, part of Photoshop CS6 New Features.
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 throughout the image, which is true unless…
- Enabling auto recovery and background saving
- Filtering layers in the Layers panel
- Modifying multiple layers at once
- Applying layer effects to groups
- Working with the Content-Aware tools
- Redeveloping photos in Camera Raw 7
- Creating depth of field with the Blur Gallery
- Correcting wide-angle panoramas
- Filling and stroking shape layers
- Editing videos in the Timeline panel
- Previewing 3D shadows and reflections
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 1/15/2013. What changed?
A: The course was revised to address the new Photoshop features and enhancements bundled with the Creative Cloud update released in December 2012. We added a second chapter to the course, detailing the new enhancements. We cover the Liquify and Blur Galleries, which now support Smart Objects; creating conditional actions; auto-naming merged layers; moving a point with the Pen tool on the fly; creating global default type styles; and copying CSS code from specialty layers. We also cover two improvements to the 3D package included with Photoshop Extended: enhanced 3D lighting with 32-bit color and the new default 3D image-based light. We also updated the exercise files with new files for Chapter 2 and added an introductory video to the beginning of Chapter 2 that outlines the improvements.
Photoshop CS6 New Features: Brusheswith John Derry1h 42m Intermediate
Photoshop CS6 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost10h 30m Beginner
1. The New Features
2. New with The Creative Cloud
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