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blurring background of an image?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Meatball, 30 May 2006.

  1. Meatball

    Soldato

    Joined: 12 Jun 2005

    Posts: 6,303

    Location: St Albans

    How do I blur the background of an image using either Painshoppro X or Adobe Photoshop CS2? (Before anyone asks my sister does AS photography and my parents bought the software.. :p ) I've looked for tutorials but can't seem to find any. Can anyone help?
     
  2. riddlermarc

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    Joined: 15 Nov 2005

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    Location: Basingstoke, UK

    I'd copy out the section you don't want to blur and make it into a new layer. Then you can blur the original layer, leaving the detailed bit in front of it :)

    EDIT: something like this (REAL quick knock-up to show effect):

    Before: [​IMG] After: [​IMG]

    (click for full-size images..)
     
    Last edited: 30 May 2006
  3. Meatball

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    Joined: 12 Jun 2005

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    Location: St Albans

    Oh good idea, never thought of that. I'll give it a try