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I created a similar effect with the Gaussian Blur tool in Photoshop set to a 60 px radius. Of course, you can do this with any photo where you like the color shifts, your sample reminded me of a beach, so I found a beach photo on Wikimedia. Another way you can do it is by creating the shapes you want and then applying a Gaussian blur to them:


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The bottom part is gaussian blurred and has a semitransparent white overlay. Step1: Select the overlay area on the background (the original image) and apply a gaussian blur of radius 12px. Step2: Create a new layer, select the same part for the overlay, fill it with white, and give this layer an opacity of 66% Reproduced with the upper part of your ...


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To the best of my knowledge, you can't do it exactly the way you are asking. The quick and dirty way, without duplicating the actual layers and then flattening them, would be to Copy Merged (Ctrl + Shift + C) and paste to a new layer. Another potential workaround is to group all the layers you want to blur and convert them to a smart object. You can then ...


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Create a selection before applying the blur...


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Simply highlighting one of Farray's methods. This seems to work best for me. Highlight all the layers in the Layers Panel. Right-click (Win) or Control-Click (Mac) and choose "Make Smart Object". Now, apply a blur to the Smart Object. This will leave the original layers in tact. If you need to access the original layers, just double-click the Smart ...


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You can't just overlay a 'blurry' image that blurs the random image behind it. The blur effect needs to sample the image behind to transpose/spread the pixels, so it needs to be applied there. You can however make a sandy/grainy texture and use it as a multiply layer to get the grainy texture look.


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Your example looks like a real photo (amongst other things, the moire is a give-away). Sometimes the best approach is the most obvious one. 1. Display the image on your screen. 2. Take a photo of it. Honestly, that's a better way to go than spending hours using digital effects and creating something that's likely to look unrealistic.


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Taking a look at the second image you have provided, something like this is not possible with a PNG overlay. That is absolutely done programmatically in some way and not with a PNG overlay. I have tried some of the other suggestions posted here, none came close (but perhaps you will have better luck) This is really going outside of your requirements, but ...


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Paint.net and Gimp Below is a detailed example of how to do this in Photoshop. However, both Gimp and paint.net have the same capabilities, though the tools have slightly different names. The Gimp equivalent to Photoshops magic wand tool is Fuzzy select. You should be able to achieve the same result. photoshop. Select the white background with the magic ...


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I used vanishing point to get the angle. Copied the layer. Applied lens blur to match the blur part to the most blurry part in your image. Applied mask, and oval gradient at right to mask blur, and also applied tilted reflected gradient. Then, applied black gradient left to right and somewhat titled and set mode to desaturate lowered opacity. Then, copied ...


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I'm not a Gimp user, so I won't be able to help you much there, but I can give you some suggestions on how to create this effect in Photoshop. There are basically 2 components to this. First, you need to simulate an LCD display or some other physical surface the image is to be projected onto. Secondly, you need to create perspective cues via 3D perspective ...


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I suspect you have Feather set to something that is not 0. Make sure it is set to 0 px.


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Sounds to me like you want a Motion Blur: You can find this filter in the image menu under Filters → Blur → Motion Blur Playing card image courtesy of Byron Knoll


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Looks like blur + tonal adjustment (curves, levels or similar). Here's a quick attempt at the effect. The BLUR top group contains the purple text. The BLUR shape layers are the text, with a mask feather applied (basically gaussian blurred text, which could be done many ways). Using a shape layer means you can scale the document while maintaining quality. ...


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Another option is to create a smart object, and apply your blurs and effects to the smart object. Doing it this way, will still let you open up the smart object and change what is inside of it.


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What I see in the image, which I think is what you're asking about, is some posterization. Whenever you deploy very smooth gradients you can run into this issue if the display doesn't have the bit-depth or color gamut to render the gradients smoothly. Ironically, perhaps, blur not only doesn't help, it can make the situation worse. Working in Photoshop on a ...


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If you'd like everything to remain editable and scalable at a later date, your best option is to use a shape layer with some mask feathering applied. That way, you can change the colour, add a gradient or do whatever you like to the circle layer(s), even scale them up or down with no negative side effects. Note that there's a few ways you can make the ...


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Photoshop - Lens blur worked for me. I took a clear landscape and just tweaked until I got a blur just like in the photo.


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You did not define what program or technology you are using. So, while Peter described a nice way to do it with Photoshop, I would like to add that this effect can also be created using CSS3. Here's a peak into the CSS needed: #iOSblur { -webkit-filter: blur(12px); -moz-filter: blur(12px); -o-filter: blur(12x); -ms-filter: blur(12px); ...


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To my knowledge There's frankly no easy way to do this. Its the nature of video and Photoshop is still pretty basic for animation. If you were using After Effects you could add a blurred layer mask over the timeline. In Photoshop this question addresses how to blur all layers beneath it: How to create an adjustment layer that blurs all layers below? Now ...


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And the fastest way, even better than the copy Merged method is creating a new layer above all, and press Shift+Ctrl+Alt+e ;) But beware with transparencies... :(


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Looking at the comic "The Flash" in images you can see that the best way is to select the side that you want the motion trail to be on and simply transform it so that it stretches and distorts. No blur is necessary. http://static.igossip.com/photos/_Film_Comic_Book_Superhero_11865_the_flash_550x289.jpg ...


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The best way I know to do what you're after is to apply a small blur may times. This gives you the most natural gradual change. Enter quick mask by pressing Q. Change to the gradient tool by pressing G. Draw along the axis you want the blur to follow, covering the length of the object. Exit quick mask by pressing Q again. Choose Filter > Blur > ...


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Let me propose an additional method that may interest you. First create your arcs as a vector path (in the Paths panel): Then create a new raster layer and use Stroke Path...: The current Brush settings will be used (assuming you select Brush) so make sure it has low Hardness and moderate Flow to get a nice soft edge. If you keep the vector path you ...


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Simply put, you can't blur an empty layer. It has never been possible blur what is not there. Blur interacts with existing pixels to create a dispersion effect of those pixels resulting in the blur. You could convert images to smart objects then use smart filters in order to retain the sharp version. Then simply edit the smart object contents to alter the ...


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There is many ways to accomplish that dept of field effect you are looking for, so I'll just link you to some of the tutorials I found: http://www.ephotozine.com/article/creating-shallow-depth-of-field-using-gimp-9722 http://tutorialgeek.blogspot.com.ar/2011/02/fake-depth-of-field-in-gimp-dof.html http://gimpguru.org/tutorials/simulateddof/ ...


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One method: you can shoot a photo with your mobile camera behind frosted glass. Another: make your DSLR camera lens out of focus sufficiently in your viewfinder and shoot.


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In order to automatically blur text in an image, you first need some way of detecting that there is text in it. Image recognition is quite complex and resource intensive, so you would need something like OCR, and then something else to blur the detected areas. I personally don't know of any tools to do this. What you can do is blur the images manually, ...


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There is couple good filters on Dribble about how to make blur in Photoshop. Maybe these could be helpful also for you. I like especially this non-destructive way to get effect. I know there is already something about this, but here is the links: http://dribbble.com/shots/1210251-Live-Blur-Free-PSD ...


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So I created my own version of this script I figured I'd share. I made two background images and attached one of them to the child div and then a crisp and clear version to the primary background. Just set the backgrounds of both objects to fixed and centered and they will match up. Here's a demo: http://www.palandforsale.us/frosted-glass/



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