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How to create blurring layer in adobe illustrator

I'm interested in Gaussian blur layer that blurring all inside of some figure located on this layer. I mean, blurred background of some exact area. And in case of I move this area, blurred image must ...
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Is it possible to apply motion blur to a group in Sketch?

That's it. I want to apply a motion blur to a group, but it appears is not possible. Is it supported or I am too dumb to understand how?
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Batch convert portrait photo to landscape with blurred, extended background - Windows utility needed (NOT Photoshop)

For a slideshow I want to extend 82 portrait images to landscape so that the image is duplicated as a blurred background, like this: will be turned into This is a one-shot-thing that I probably ...
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How to fix blurry text underline?

Sometimes I am so lazy to make underlines by using Line Tool And the underline on text function on Photoshop is a bit blurry When I zoomed : There is 2 pixels (like 1 pixel semi-transparent ...
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Exporting from InDesign

When exporting from InDesign the result is often fuzzy even when I raise the resolution from 72dpi to 96 or 150. Any text in the file especially looks fuzzy. I rebuild them in Photoshop or Illustrator ...
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Photoshop CC 2015 - Make anything behind a shape blurred [duplicate]

I have a rectangle shape, nothing added or changed. It needs to be a bit transparent but what I want is that anything that is behind the shape becomes blurred. This means that wehereever I move the ...
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Blur Background on Top of Image [duplicate]

I want to create a similar background to this design where the image in the back is a version of the one on top. Any advice on how to do this style? Thank You
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In GIMP, how do I get the smudge/blur tools to work properly?

I use the smudge tool very often in GIMP while painting. Unfortunately, the algorithm tends to generate a much darker version of what the smudged color ought to look like. For instance, a normal ...
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How do I extend an image by adding blur to sides?

I need to make an image 1080 x 1920. But when I do, the image looks very distorted. Is there a way I can extend an image by adding this blur to the sides of it? Also, does anyone know what this is ...
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Sketch: How to get a feathered mask? [duplicate]

How can I make the edge of a mask blurred/feathered like this example in Sketch?
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Batch fit images into ratio with blurred background

I need to resize a lot of images into a 4:3 ratio with the desired effect. Is there a way to do this using photoshop actions? (the background can be scaled or two copies moved to the sides, either ...
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Gradient mesh to blur photos

I'm trying to apply a gradient mesh to a photo in illustrator to create a blurred vector background. It limits me to using 50 x 50 columns and the results are very blocky. I had downloaded a vector ...
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How can I make the logo light up against a blurred background?

I'm trying to create a website for a friend and I'm having trouble I tried adding a transparent white or black background on the logo and it just doesn't look good. The text is okay, it's just the ...
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How to create Radial flower effect like this?

It is also seen that the flowers leave a nice trail. Is there any tutorial to do this or similar? I took this image Radial streaks and added as a layer on top of my image with add blend mode and ...
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How to get a non pixelated illustration upload to social media (mostly FB)? [duplicate]

Intro: I'm not a GD, but bear with me. I've been doing digital illustrations for a while and never had an issue with posting them anywhere, until this year. I keep getting all my illustrations sort ...
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Illustrator - prepare logo with blur effect

My client wish was a logo with blur effect (as TATE Modern for example). Now I need to prepare all kind of files to deliver with small CI. The issue is, that logo doesn't scale properly. So the ...
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Gaussian Blur in Illustrator CC Problem

I am using Gaussian Blur in Illustrator CC. However, parts of the glow are outside of the line art. How can I delete those parts? Before I applied the blur on that layer (solid color) i could easily ...
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Limit object view bounds, or better blur technique in Sketch

Using Sketch, I'm trying to duplicate the blur approach used in this image (source): But I can't figure out how to blur properly in Sketch. The closest approach I could find was using background ...
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Photoshop Overlay Blur Effect Can be used to blur any image [duplicate]

I am trying to create Blurred Overlay that can make any image blur if any image is behind of it. For your reference i have attached few examples and want to achieve same thing..I can create blurred ...
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Adding Speed Blur to Text

I saw this sign on the Web and wanted to create a similar one using Photoshop. What would be the best way to take some regular, live text and add the speed/motion blur as seen on this image?
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Inkscape: Dropped shadows are always cut off. How to prevent this?

When applying a drop-shadow filter in Inkscape, the shadow is totally cutoff and not resized properly. The paths are ungrouped and just a simple connected path that has fill and stroke style. The ...
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Image shows blurry in browser at 100%, but not in photoshop!

I came across this site and saw that it had a couple of blurry images. I checked my browser zoom in Firefox and Chrome and they were both 100%. I copied the images to look at them in Photoshop and ...
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How can I export a blur image? [duplicate]

I am using Sketch to create my design. I have created a view that is blurred. So if I put it on any other image, it will make it blurred. Now I want to export this blur, but I seem to be unable to do ...
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How do I sharpen a bitmap image that has been enlarged from a small size? Is it even possible?

I am trying to find a way of sharpening the following image with GIMP: Is there any approach on doing this? Is it even possible?.
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What hapen with this icon?

I created an icon for a web page with lines of 2px and dimensions 42x42(px) but when I put it in webpage the lines are blurred, see the image Next is the icon I'm developing with the correct lines ...
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How do I blur an object in Illustrator?

I'm trying get this blurry graphic effect in Adobe Illustrator but I'm not succeeding. Can anyone help me?
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How to blur everything except fuzzy region of an image in Photoshop?

Suppose I have an image and a fuzzy region on it Now I wish to "accent" view only in this region. For this purpose I wish to blur everything that is black and to retain sharp everything which ...
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Creating a blur overlay in photoshop? [duplicate]

Is it possible to create a transparent image with just a gaussian blur effect in photoshop, and then export it and use it as an overlay in another image later?
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Imitating Gaussian Blur with Smart Blur

Last year I used a 1% Gaussian Blur for a photo project. Today I'd like to recreate the same blur effect in a non-destructive way, with the Smart Blur function. However I'm struggling to find the ...
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How can I make these blurry Shape?

I tried to create these shapes several times ago without success. I tried with illustrator and a blurry shape that I deform with "Envelope Distort" > "make with mesh" but the result isn't very ...
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Difference between Gaussian blur tools in Illustrator

I want to apply a Gaussian blur to an image I imported into Illustrator. There are 2 tools from the menu, Effect-Blur-Gaussian Blur and Effect-SVG Filters-AI_GaussianBlur_4. I have applied both ...
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What matrix would give a radial blur in circular motion?

I've been looking on the internet and can't find a matrix filter example that would yield a blur like in the following image: Maybe I'm not searching for the correct keywords. I've found Gaussian ...
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Creating a blurred ios 7 notification drawer style background

I'm new to sketch 3 and I really want to create that blurry background you have over the icons when you pull it down. I've followed a tutorial for blur in Sketch 3 but I didn't achieve exactly what I ...
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Is selective blur (this GIMP's one) available in Photoshop?

Here's how it looks like: http://docs.gimp.org/en/plug-in-sel-gauss.html It automatically blurs blurred parts of image, but preserving crisp edges and contrast. Is it available in Photoshop?
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What kind of blur filter is this?

I have the original image and filtered image. Original: Filtered: Difference: These images are from pixiv WHICH IS NOT AT ALL SAFE FOR WORK: http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=manga&...
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I want to blur out a part of a video.

How can I do this without separately touching up all 150 frames (layers) in Photoshop. I'm using the blur tool. Thanks, Cindy
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Tool that will do a circular blur/convolution

I'm primarily a gimp user, but I want something to blur an image similarly to the way a lens would blur an out of focus background. AFAIK this is essentially a circular blur/convolution (assuming ...
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Photoshop wrap around edges blur

Ho to blur the image, with as much less efford as possible, so the blur wraps around the edges I want to blur HDRI maps
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How to get smooth transitions between colors while keeping sharp edges?

I am trying to smooth out images of colored wave forms while trying to keep sharp edges. Example of a source image: I've had some limited success using surface blur, while the transitions between ...
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Background images get distorted or random lines appear

The question might not seem to be clear but i could not get a better name for the behavior of the background that happens. There is a background image that i am setting to my layout, there are various ...
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To have sharp look in submitting it in any contest

When i submit my designs (logo, business card, etc) in any contest, it doesn't give sharp look instead of others. My design looks like a little blur while submitting to the contest. I made designs in ...
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How can I create a Gaussian blur that doesn't effect the edges? Adobe Fireworks

I'm trying to use a Gaussian blur on an image, but I don't want it to effect the edges of the image. How can I do this? I'm using Adobe Fireworks. Here's the image I am using: And here's what I did:...
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Genric Translucent image [duplicate]

I want an image of 320x80 size so that whenever I put this image above any image it will create a blur effect. Just like a translucent mirror. Below is the sample image of iPhone app. Here the ...
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Blur a transparent image [duplicate]

What I'm trying to accomplish is an image that is transparent and will blur what is behind it. I have tried to have a transparent background and then add a semi transparent white layer and blur that ...
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How to create blur on an empty layer in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a sort sort of semitransparent blur filter image that I can use over some backgrounds on a website. But Photoshop doesn't let me to do so on an empty layer. Is there a work around?...
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How to re-create this iOS7 blur effect

Tried a lot but I just can't quite get it, how do I achieve a translucent tab bar like this:
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How can I create the illusion of movement with GIMP?

I am using GIMP to edit my images. I have a regular playing card from a top down, 2D view. I want it to appear as though it were being tossed very quickly. I wanted to remove the top down view and ...
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Recreating bloated/blurred text in Tate Modern logo in Photoshop

I am trying to recreate the effect demonstrated on the logo for the Tate galleries in the UK with Photoshop. Here are some of the logo variants: Using quick masking I can emulate the gradient ...
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How to blur all text in an image automatically

Is there a way to blur just the text in any image, automatically? I have a lots of PNG images with text(s) in them. And I have to blur all of it from all of them. Is there a way to automate this?
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How to create a non-destructive and reusable blurred/frosted glass effect?

How can I create a generic blurred background that can be used on multiple images similar to the example below? I need a white frosted glass looking png that I can set use to layer over regular ...