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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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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 to Batch fit images into ratio with blurred background [Using Photoshop, either script or action] [duplicate]

My question is simple and straightforward. I want to achieve this kind of square(1:1) images with a blurred image, scaled up to fill the square canvas, as background from a batch of portrait images of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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