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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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Wondering how to achieve this blur text effect, hopefully in Sketch

Is there any way to easily generate this? thanks!
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Sketch: How to get a feathered mask? [duplicate]

How can I make the edge of a mask blurred/feathered like this example in Sketch?