How to Blur
The Filter: Blur: function is one that you'll want to know and use. It
can be used on normal layers (not vector shapes). You have different
options to create some cool effects. You can have control over these blur
filters and their "intensity": radial blur, zoom blur, motion blur and gaussian
blur. "Blur" and "blur more" are one time filters that you can keep
running over again (to...blur more) but give you no control over the parameters.
You can blur text after you rasterize it.
Before you blur, you'll want to make a copy of the layer that you are
blurring (by dragging the layer to the new layer icon on the bottom of the
layers palette). Once you make changes (adjustments, filters..) on a layer
you may have to stick with it unless you make a duplicate; once you start doing
other things you like and want to keep and have to go back in the History
palette to go back in time to get rid of your filter you'll wish you had just
made a copy of the layer to make filters on.
You can also use the Blur tool on the tools palette but it won't be
as cool as motion blur. Remember you can change the settings in
the option bar to make it stronger or weaker as covered in the
training. Here is an example where the background was selected and
then motion blurred. Of course I made a duplicate of the original
image to then blur upon.
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