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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 ...
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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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Fill path with average colour from image on a separate layer (Illustrator)

So I have a bunch of triangle paths in Illustrator, and these are overlayed onto an image which is in another layer. Is there a way to fill each triangle with the average colour of the part of the ...
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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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How to create an adjustment layer that blurs all layers below?

Is it possible? Right now I'm creating copies of all layers, flatten them all (the copies) to a single layer, and apply blur to this layer. But can it be done without having to create copies of the ...
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Create blur behind image in photoshop [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a blur behind this, how do I acheive it? Thanks for all help!
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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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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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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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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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Mysterious line next to shape after saving for web in Illustrator

So I have got the .ai file from our designer and I have to save it to a specific size to then be used on a website. I have aligned all shapes to pixel raster (not sure if this is required) and I have ...
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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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Apply map to rgba values in Paint.NET

I have a PNG image containing a white shape on an orange background. In the existing image, the orange-white edges have a gradient so they appear smooth. I would like the background colour to be ...
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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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Blurred Stroke on Circles in Photoshop

I'm assuming that this sort of thing should be done in photoshop and not illustrator, so please correct me if you feel otherwise. I'm trying to create circles with blurred stroke in photoshop like ...
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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: ...
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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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2answers
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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 ...
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How to produce a blurred abstract (frosted glass) background like this?

I have been seeing these blurred backgrounds all over the place, so I would like to know the exact steps how to reproduce something like this . What I can imagine, is that they first blurred an ...
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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 ...
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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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Inkscape can not blur Bezier line if it is connected to the outer end of a spiral

I have added a Bezier line to the outer end of a spiral. (See comment for details.) After that I selected both, colorized them and gave them a small amount of blur (1.5%). The problem is, that only ...
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How to create a realistic sun lens flare using photoshop?

Using Photoshop, i'd like to create a realistic sun lens flare, like the one shown on this picture : What I have already tried : draw a white circle, then apply radial blur effect multiple times, ...
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Photo effects in Gimp: How to improve color, depth of field, etc

G' day dear Graphic-design-experts, I am new to Stackexchange's Graphic Design and I have no clue if this is the right place to ask, so bear with me and steer me in the correct direction if i am ...
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How can I recreate the shadows and blur effect using Gimp?

So I'm fairly new when it comes to working with images and creating different effects. But can anyone explain what effect is being applied to the conference logos in the following link? The middle ...
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How can I make a screenshot look like a photograph taken of a real surface? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get this blur texture effect in photoshop? I'm starting from a plain old screenshot, and I'd like it rotated in 3d, with more distant parts more blurry. Is there ...
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When I cut a layer using marquee tool, I get blur edges to cut side. How do I get sharp edges after cut?

I am using rectangular marquee tool to cut a portion of the layer in photoshop cs5, but after cutting, the edges are not sharp, I get blur edges. how can I get sharp edges?
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Applying blur amount in a gradient manner in Photoshop

I have the following image: The gray version of the pin will obviously be it's shadow. I know how to skew it and all to make it look like a shadow. What I want to do but don't know how is to blur ...
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Creating a perfect background blur?

I have looking through DeviantArt and the background of one of the web interfaces caught my eye. I tried to replicate it but couldn't get anywhere near the perfect effect. ...
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How to make moving blur effect on Gimp

I like to make a moving blur on a picture using GIMP (on Ubuntu). What kind of effects should I use? I already use blur but it doesn't give the moving blur. Note: I'm beginner in graphic design
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Photoshop effect of an element that's jumping out leaving streak behind

I'm fairly new to Ps and I'd like to create an effect whereby a window looks as though it's jumping out of something, leaving behind a trail or streak with blur, so that it looks in motion. I've been ...