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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 would create those shapes and this blurry look?

So I absolutely love this picture but I can't really find a way to recreate it, I can guess that it was made in photoshop but I can't find the tools and the process that the creator used. If anybody ...
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Blurring without transparency between two pictures or any other better way

I have two pictures of the same size (e.g. 8192x8192): Using Photoshop I put the first one on the second one and make the color matching. Then I add a mask layer and use a gradiend tool to make a ...
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My shadow layer vanishes when I blur 1 using field blur

I have an object layer to which I want to add a realistic shadow. I found a tutorial on youtube (https://youtu.be/5TuhBcN9k8w) and am following it to create the shadow. I have created a dropshadow, ...
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12 inch jpg needs to be one inch but it is getting blurry and pixelated. Why would that happen?

Is the size difference just too much? I am resizing on Photoshop and it is not working. My client says that makes no sense and I need to just "do it". I know you can lose quality when making ...
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Blur effect in a logo? A NO or a GO?

I wanted to get a sanity check on the topic of logo design. I am a product designer and have done some client work in the past including the creation of some logos. I don't specialize in logo design ...
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How to merge / blur together a large amount of pictures on different layers

B"H I have hundreds of pictures that I simply drag and drop from my filesystem to gimp, when it adds them each as a separate layer. I then manually drag each one to a place I want it on a page, ...
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Preserving Transparent Background with Gaussian Blur in Illustrator

Is there a method for preserving a transparent background with Gaussian blur in Adobe Illustrator? When I use the Gaussian Blur effect on a stroke in illustrator (as instructed in this tutorial), when ...
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How to create a star-trail effect in Inkscape?

What method can be followed to accomplish a star trail effect in Inkscape? This is what one sees when looking at night-time photographs with long exposure times, if you point the camera towards ...
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How to create 3d metallic man in inkscape?

Update:1 After working with blender . I got the concept how to create. Just for motivating i am sharing a sample. Here i drawn simple sample outline . Lighting and more 3d parts not worked out in this ...
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Gimp: How can I control blur strength via data from a channel?

I want to apply a blur, but for the blur distance (strength) to depend on the corresponding value of a given channel. For example, if my control channel has a gradient from black at the top to white ...
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How do I do a privacy blur on a section, selection, or region of an image in GIMP?

On this answer on Stack Overflow I see this image, with portions of it blurred out for privacy/security reasons: How do I do this in GIMP?
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How to create this kind of shape?

Does anyone know how to create this kind of blur on a shape? I guess it's easiest in Photoshop.
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tutorial to "motion blur" people on background

trying to "blur" people on background like this: example: but can't find tutorials for such effect. Could you please suggest some tutorials for this?
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Graduated Motion Blur in Photoshop?

I have the following image, and I would like to apply motion blur to the water. I applied motion blur to the whole image and then masked out the subject: I tried to apply a lighter mask around the ...
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Resolving blurred scanner compact disc album artwork

I wonder if anyone can help with an annoying problem I have when scanning parts of the artwork of albums on compact disc. If the CD is packaged in a cardboard sleeve, often it is held in place using ...
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What is an effective way to erase thin lines, for example, notebook ones?

What is an effective way to erase thin lines, for example, notebook ones?
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The spectacular unblur demo from 2011, what happened to the tool?

I am talking about this demo from 2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxjiQoTp864 The plugin they show seems to have mapped the motion of the camera. But I have never seen such a tool in PS. What ...
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Blur Only Part of Line / Edge in Illustrator

I found a graphic that I like on Adobe Stock: Basically, I'm wondering how to re-create this graphic in Illustrator. I understand how to create a gradient from left to right, or even a shape with ...
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How can GIMP's Blur Tool blur way more swiftly, effectually?

Apprise me if you know better examples. I trust obvious what boundary I'm trying to Blur — the two different hues of grass or water. And the forehead with the bad haircut, because the hair cut off ...
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How can I recreate this cast light effect in Illustrator?

I've been trying to reproduce the light from the "hole" on Illustrator but I still can’t achieve this effect
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How to apply anti-alias effect in Photoshop just like the brush tool

On the left side is a circle drawn by Brush Tool. On the right side is a circle drawn by Pencil Tool, with the same brush tip. Is there a filter/tool to make the right one looks like the left one? I ...
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Blur edges of a star shape in GIMP

I created a circle with blurred edges by making an ellipse selection and filling it with pencil, brush Pixel (3x3). This is how it looks. I would like to create a star with a similar style but I ...
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Who first started using Gaussian-blurred layers in UI?

Gaussian blur in graphics is mainly known as effect in iOS (2013) and macOS (not pretty familiar). But was Apple the first, who started using it in their user interface? Much earlier than iOS 7, in ...
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Abstract shapes with irregular blur

I would like to create different shapes with a similar blur effect, like a moving(?) I have Adobe CC and would like to save them as pngs. Any ideas?
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How to create linear falloff for line I drew?

I want draw alphas manually at 2D software. I need linear blur falloff for my lines I drew. How can I achieve this? P.S. - i need create alphas for 3D software I tried do my stuff in photoshop using ...
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How to refocus blurred image like this?

Ok so I looked this image editing from 9gag and I searched little bit but couldn't find any info about it. The first looked like this And then it was edited into this What program is this? Is it ...
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How to censor individual words in a long text paragraph without catching attention to them?

I have a video presentation slide with one long text paragraph of ~30 lines of purely black text on purely white background (well, with some font smoothing) that I am using in a presentation video. ...
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How to represent blurry artwork with vectors (Illustrator or SVG)?

I have a recurring problem that I'd like to solve once and for all: how to create a blurry vector image. For example, this bitmapped image represents the drop shadow for a rectangle: It should be ...
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PNG is fuzzy when exporting in Ai Illistrator

I've got a question regarding exporting PNG files from Ai Illustrator as I'm having troubles getting sharp looking results. I'm preparing files for Society6 print-on-demand website and aiming to ...
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How do I remove the blur from a an object in Inkscape?

I inserted a circle and blurred it. Now I can't remove the blur, and subsequent shapes I insert are also blurred, including the square and star shapes. The blur is off in the "Fill and Stroke&...
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GIMP: Gaussian blur leaves higher light levels in axial directions

I often want to blur a circle either internally (and not externally) or externally (and not internally). In the example below, I have applied Gaussian blur to an image, selecting only the circle so as ...
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How to achieve this Gradient (Done in Figma with layer Blur)

how can i achieve this Gradient? I know its done in Figma with multiple rectangles and a bunch of Layer Blur. I'm a noob with the Gradient Mesh Tool in Illustrator, so Figma would be easier for me. ...
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Blur / Drop Shadow Effect Vector Adobe Illustrator

I am start to learning adobe illustrator, I want to ask about making drop shadow / gaussian blur of an object in vector ( non bitmap / raster ) type. I found a file and want to use it for study ...
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Can I export a PDF from Inkscape with a vectorized blur or shadow?

In Inkscape, I can draw a circle and add a blur. If I save that document as a PDF, the blur is only kept if I rasterize it. I'd like the PDF to keep the blur without rasterizing it. Same goes for a ...
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How to manually blur more layers at once in Photoshop

I am working on a map exported from GIS software. It is on a white background and has very sharp edges. When I try to automatically blur the edge it is not working well because it is curved a lot. I ...
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Filling a blended texture into a rectangular strip in Adobe Photoshop CC

I am creating a texture for a 3D model, and I am trying to get the right texture for this stem of a plant. My end goal is to create an even rectengular strip of this texture without any highlights, ...
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Adobe Photoshop method to give results equivalent to 'Background Blur' in Adobe XD

I am searching for a way to make a blurred object in Adobe Photoshop like the image I've made in Adobe XD with the Background-Blur tool.
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Help replicating this red pattern and glow effect (speed lines) in adobe illustrator

Firstly thanks for reading and any help offered! I need to recreate the red pattern from this image in illustrator. I've tried a couple of different methods but the best I can come up with is to ...
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Achieve a patterned and blurry effect

I'm looking to create an effect similar to this patterned logo and blurry? also, I'm trying to blur half of the shape but in all the blur effects in Illustrator, I could find only blur the whole ...
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Gaussian blur leaves hard edges in GIMP

I am using GIMP version 2.10.06. I am trying to blur text in the color 36ffaa (RGB: 54, 255, 170) on a transparent background and for this, I am following this tutorial. When I try to make the large ...
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What is this stepped gradient effect called?

I saw this effect of concentric circles discretely fading out (background of the image one). I thought this was a circular gradient (radial-gradient). But other images didn't seem to have a similar ...
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How to fix this blurred text in logo and convert its color to black in Photoshop?

Trying to sharpen this text to a normal state using Photoshop CS5 Extended. It is part of logo downloaded from internet. How to do it?
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gradients/blurs - How do I reproduce this gradient?

I've been trying to reproduce this art but can't get such smooth blur and how it just "drags" like smoke... Where should I do it: Photoshop or Illustrator. And how to do it?
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Creating neon vector design aesthetic used in Apple's 2019 WWDC graphics in Illustrator

Apple has some pretty cool designs for their 2019 WWDC: I would like to learn how to create (and create) vector images / icons like this in Illustrator. What is the name for this type of design? Are ...
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My blur dial is missing in Photoshop

Previously there was a blur dial in my Photoshop by which I could change the blur amount directly on the image. The dial was just outside of the blur pin area (inner circle around the pin). But now ...
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How to simulate a better lens blur, i.e. in linear space, with Gimp?

Human perception of intensity is proportional to the logarithm of the physical intensity. When light from an image enters our eyes, we do not perceive the changes in brightness proportionally, but ...
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Blurred, embedded raster image after importing PDF in Inkscape

I imported a figure from PDF (generated from Latex) into Inkscape as SVG for final editing. It contains a raster image, which for some reason is completely blurred and I cannot figure out why. Any ...
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Instagram profile image is blurred [duplicate]

When I upload this 110x110px image with 100px resolution it seams blurry. Have any idea what's happening? Do you think it's the color?
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How do I get this vintage/retro look using Photoshop? [closed]

I'd like to get a similar vintage/retro blur look shown in these images below, using Adobe Photoshop. What would be the best strategy to use to mimic these images effectively?
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How can I achieve this frosted-like effect?

I am trying to use Photoshop to create this effect: The original image can be any image, then I plan to apply a: blur effect semi-opaque white overlay Is this correct? Is there a specific way to do ...
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