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Hello I need help creating an outline to a blur shape I managed to blur the shape but I'm just trying to create a an outline to the blurred shape so it stands out more and I cannot seem to do it. The way I blurred the shape was I made a copy of the video and put Gaussian blur filter and tracking matte key to make it blur out the background now when I try to create the outline using properties on the shape it will not create a solid outline. You can see in the picture below for a better understanding . enter image description here

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You seem to be asking how to do this in Photoshop, however your example image is in Adobe Premier Pro.

Anyway, this is how I'd do it in Photoshop.

  • Copy and paste a section of the background, on a new layer, to make your blurred shape.
  • Engage the "pixel lock" in the layers panel.
  • Click Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur, to blur the shape.
  • Disengage the "pixel lock".
  • CTRL+click (or Command+click on Mac) on the layer with the blurred shape. This will select the shape.
  • Click Edit > Stroke, and choose a stroke width and colour to stroke the outline of the shape.

Example using the above technique:

Example image of blurred shape outlined

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This answer is assuming that you are wanting to blur a specific shape within an image (since you specified that you were using Adobe Photoshop). However, you mention that you made a copy of a video and applied a blur.

If I'm understanding you correctly, it sounds like you just need to use the selection tool and/or make a quick mask to select your object and then just blur that portion of the image using the blur tool.

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create a layer that is a duplicate of the unblurred image, and paint over the shape you will be blurring. Use black or white and color in the part that will have a blurry edge, which you don't want. blur the second image, and create a mask with the first image, placing it above the blurred layer. The part that you painted black will "disappear," and the blurred part will show through.

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You could create the outline just as a box in Illustrator or Photoshop. Illustrator might make the load lighter for Premier Pro.

  1. You would make the outline of a box with your desired thickness
  2. Make it the exact same dimensions as the blur
  3. Just make sure it is on a layer above that blur filter in Premier Pro.

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