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How to Use Blur and Smart Filters

How to Use Blur and Smart Filters

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  • Copyright 2012
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-313695-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-313695-1

Part 1: Photoshop CS6 has some new blur filters that allow you to add cool visual effects in just a few steps. Tilt Shift Blur applies a controlled depth of field to an image, which is especially effective for a view shot from an elevated vantage point. Iris Blur focuses on a circular part of the image, so that areas outside circle are blurred; using the controls to rotate and resize the circle and adjust the level of blurring, this filter is a terrific way to highlight a specific area, like a face.

Part 2: The Smart Filters in Photoshop CS6 make it easy for you to make images more artistic, to take on the look of a sketch or painting. The Filter Gallery offers many filters, each with its own set of options, all of which display a preview of the effect as you apply it; you can combine multiple filters, with different results depending on how you order them. Working with your image as a Smart Object, you can edit the filters, and also apply a mask in order to paint in where you want the filter to take effect, and also choose blending options, and adjust opacity and mode.


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