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Questions about the method of rendering a visual element (text, image, drawing) "out of focus", wholly or partly.

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How to blur images in bulk?

I have an HTML theme and to avoid copyright issues I want to blur all images so my clients can use it freely. There are 50 images, I need some tool that is free and have the ability to blur images ...
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Not sharpen, blur and weird pixel edge

This should be a vector logo, but it shows a weird pixel edge. Why? The problem was in previewing mode set to pixel preview.
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Font rendering blurry in browser

So hopefully this is the right form for this question. I'm not much of a designer however on a site I'm working on, I noticed that on my "404" page, the text appears blurry on chrome, and a lot more ...
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Blur as adjustment layer?

An adjustment layer changes only the appearance of the layers below it without affecting those lower layers. For example, all color layers below a black-and-white adjustment layer will look black and ...
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When saving Ai file as Jpeg it gets blurry [duplicate]

When I save my .ai file as Jpeg by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S and it gets blurry. No matter how high or low I set in presets. Why? Help!!
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Why Gaussian blur in Illustrator fades into gray?

Why does my Guassian blur in Illustrator go to gray or faded white when I use it?
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What are the exact parameters of Apple's Defocus filter?

Apple OS X does a fine job of blurring images with gaussian blur and opacity. Does anyone have the parameters for using PhotoshoSketch to achieve this precision? Apple defocus My defocus
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How do I create a radial blur in photoshop? [closed]

I don't remember how to do it I am on a layer mask but I forget what to do after that I remember you can do it but that is about it
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How to export an svg icon in adobe illustrator with gaussian blur?

How to export an svg icon in adobe illustrator with gaussian blur? I am working with Adobe illustratot CC. When I use "effekt - svg filter - AI Gauscherweichzeichner 4 or 7" doesen`t work. When I ...
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How not to get dark line on the edge of colors when doing gaussian blur

When gausian blurring image that is left half red and right half green there appears somewhat of black border instead of liquid transition from red do green. In photoshop I can use LAB Colorspace and ...
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blur every object behind itself [duplicate]

sorry I am a new guy here and in illustrator, I am gonna make a low opacity and blur object that effects on every object behind itself. like below finally
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107 views

How to create a gradient shape that blurs on one side?

How do I achieve the effect in the pictures below where the shape is defined on one side and the shape and gradient blur on the other? (I hope i'm even describing it right)
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Achieve a tilt-shiftesque effect in Illustrator

I'm looking to create an effect similar to the Photoshop "tilt-shift" blur in Illustrator. All the blur effects in Illustrator I could find only blur the whole element, without any "gradient" so to ...
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Inkscape: Smooth blur effect

I am following a tutorial which is far too quick for me to see what is being done, I am trying to smooth a kind of blur effect, it looks like it's blur being used, but when I try something similar it ...
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illustrator PNG file being blurry

Helllo, I do an Icons by illustrator and when i export it to png it become blurry (i do a perfect pixel icon) at the same time if i do it with photoshop it become sharp and crispy. I don't know where ...
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Is there an automatic way to resize images to a specific dimension. (blur background and not crop image)

Lets say that I choose a bunch of differents images with diferentes dimensions and sizes (for example) And then I want all files with 1600 X 900px, and magically it transform all images in something ...
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How to create the blur like in this low quality photo?

I'm looking for a way to do that type of blur with Photoshop. Anybody ? You can find more examples on Wiz's Instagram account.
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How can moiré effects be diminished in clothing photographs?

I am almost ready to launch an e-commerce site for a client but some of the clothing images have a strong moiré that is quite disturbing: I know I could blur the photos to get rid of the moiré but: ...
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How to make an acrylic blur using gaussian blur in Affinity Designer

I am using Affinity Designer and it lacks an acrylic blur feature. Is there any way to create an acrylic blur using a gaussian blur? In simple, the first one is a background blur and the second is an ...
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Illustrator: fuzzy looking icons when exporting to PNG

I have a vector file which contains many objects. One of them is attached below. The top is original, crystal clear/pixel perfect. But I want lower size (dimensions not by filesize). Original images ...
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Area around text & objects looks pixelated after saving

I am using Photoshop CS6 to create a banner of size "500X420" and used resolution 300 PPI. But when i save the image. It looks pixelated around text and object on the image. Please see attached image ...
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Why grainy blur when layering blurred things?

Why is it that when you layer a blurred dot over and over you begin to see the "grains" of grayscale? Is there a fix? Higher resolution? Gamma correction? Higher color bit depth (more colors)?
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How to create a blurred/glow background for better text readability Photoshop

I am a photoshop newbie, I am trying to add some transparent background for my text in order to make it more readable, but I don't know, how to create simple semi-transparent background with glowing ...
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How do I feather a mask in Sketch?

This same question was marked as a duplicate, so it never got answered here: Sketch: How to get a feathered mask? This is not a duplicate. I'm asking about Sketch, not Photoshop.
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Is it possible to have filter of only guassian blur?

I want to be able to save a file of my logo, with a guassian blur filter under it, that blurs any background you choose to place it on. The text of the logo is within a rectangle and it's transparent ...
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Can I apply Field Blur safely without making a duplicate layer?

I want to use Field Blur but I do not want do that on my primary layer. I wish to use a secondary layer so I can safely edit that layer. But can it be done without having to create copies of the ...
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My app icon is showing Blur

I am a fresher UI/UX designer. My APP icon is showing blur and I am using photoshop 72 resolution and please tell me about android & ios icon measurement, Resolution and size.
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How to mimic thermograph

These images are a actual thermographs of floors with electric radiant heat. I'm a novice working under deadline pressure with access to the whole Adobe CC suite. I need to recreate the effect on a ...
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Reset radial blur to center

I recently changed the radial blur center to a corner and I would like to set it back to default (in the center). Is there any keyboard shortcut?
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Reducing blur via GIMP command line

I should preface this by stating that I'm a developer, not a graphic designer. I have a need to programmatically reduce image/video blur and have seen evidence that GIMP supports blur reduction: ...
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How to create outline on blurred shape in photoshop

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 ...
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Photoshop - Blur Effect?

How did he do that? I can not find the path to that artwork.
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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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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 won'...
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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 extra) ...
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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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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 blur....
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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 ...