Questions tagged [blur]

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

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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 ...
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How can I export a blur image? [duplicate]

I am using Sketch to create my design. I have created a view that is blurred. So if I put it on any other image, it will make it blurred. Now I want to export this blur, but I seem to be unable to do ...
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How do I sharpen a bitmap image that has been enlarged from a small size? Is it even possible?

I am trying to find a way of sharpening the following image with GIMP: Is there any approach on doing this? Is it even possible?.
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What hapen with this icon?

I created an icon for a web page with lines of 2px and dimensions 42x42(px) but when I put it in webpage the lines are blurred, see the image Next is the icon I'm developing with the correct lines ...
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How do I blur an object in Illustrator? [closed]

I'm trying get this blurry graphic effect in Adobe Illustrator but I'm not succeeding. Can anyone help me?
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How to blur everything except fuzzy region of an image in Photoshop?

Suppose I have an image and a fuzzy region on it Now I wish to "accent" view only in this region. For this purpose I wish to blur everything that is black and to retain sharp everything which is ...
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Imitating Gaussian Blur with Smart Blur

Last year I used a 1% Gaussian Blur for a photo project. Today I'd like to recreate the same blur effect in a non-destructive way, with the Smart Blur function. However I'm struggling to find the ...
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How can I make these blurry Shape?

I tried to create these shapes several times ago without success. I tried with illustrator and a blurry shape that I deform with "Envelope Distort" > "make with mesh" but the result isn't very ...
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Difference between Gaussian blur tools in Illustrator

I want to apply a Gaussian blur to an image I imported into Illustrator. There are 2 tools from the menu, Effect-Blur-Gaussian Blur and Effect-SVG Filters-AI_GaussianBlur_4. I have applied both ...
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What matrix would give a radial blur in circular motion?

I've been looking on the internet and can't find a matrix filter example that would yield a blur like in the following image: Maybe I'm not searching for the correct keywords. I've found Gaussian ...
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Creating a blurred ios 7 notification drawer style background

I'm new to sketch 3 and I really want to create that blurry background you have over the icons when you pull it down. I've followed a tutorial for blur in Sketch 3 but I didn't achieve exactly what I ...
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Is selective blur (this GIMP's one) available in Photoshop?

Here's how it looks like: http://docs.gimp.org/en/plug-in-sel-gauss.html It automatically blurs blurred parts of image, but preserving crisp edges and contrast. Is it available in Photoshop?
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What kind of blur filter is this?

I have the original image and filtered image. Original: Filtered: Difference: These images are from pixiv WHICH IS NOT AT ALL SAFE FOR WORK: http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=manga&...
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I want to blur out a part of a video

How can I do this without separately touching up all 150 frames (layers) in Photoshop. I'm using the blur tool.
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Tool that will do a circular blur/convolution

I'm primarily a gimp user, but I want something to blur an image similarly to the way a lens would blur an out of focus background. AFAIK this is essentially a circular blur/convolution (assuming ...
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Photoshop wrap around edges blur

Ho to blur the image, with as much less effort as possible, so the blur wraps around the edges I want to blur HDRI maps
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How to get smooth transitions between colors while keeping sharp edges?

I am trying to smooth out images of colored wave forms while trying to keep sharp edges. Example of a source image: I've had some limited success using surface blur, while the transitions between ...
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Background images get distorted or random lines appear

The question might not seem to be clear but i could not get a better name for the behavior of the background that happens. There is a background image that i am setting to my layout, there are various ...
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To have sharp look in submitting it in any contest

When i submit my designs (logo, business card, etc) in any contest, it doesn't give sharp look instead of others. My design looks like a little blur while submitting to the contest. I made designs in ...
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How can I create a Gaussian blur that doesn't effect the edges? Adobe Fireworks

I'm trying to use a Gaussian blur on an image, but I don't want it to effect the edges of the image. How can I do this? I'm using Adobe Fireworks. Here's the image I am using: And here's what I did: ...
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Genric Translucent image [duplicate]

I want an image of 320x80 size so that whenever I put this image above any image it will create a blur effect. Just like a translucent mirror. Below is the sample image of iPhone app. Here the ...
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How to create blur on an empty layer in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a sort sort of semitransparent blur filter image that I can use over some backgrounds on a website. But Photoshop doesn't let me to do so on an empty layer. Is there a work around?...
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How to re-create this iOS7 blur effect

Tried a lot but I just can't quite get it, how do I achieve a translucent tab bar like this:
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How can I create the illusion of movement with GIMP?

I am using GIMP to edit my images. I have a regular playing card from a top down, 2D view. I want it to appear as though it were being tossed very quickly. I wanted to remove the top down view and ...
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Applying a gradient to bloat/blur effects in Photoshop

I am trying to recreate the effect demonstrated on the logo for the Tate galleries in the UK with Photoshop. Here are some of the logo variants: Using quick masking I can emulate the gradient ...
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How to blur all text in an image automatically

Is there a way to blur just the text in any image, automatically? I have a lots of PNG images with text(s) in them. And I have to blur all of it from all of them. Is there a way to automate this?
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How to create a non-destructive and reusable blurred/frosted glass effect?

How can I create a generic blurred background that can be used on multiple images similar to the example below? I need a white frosted glass looking png that I can set use to layer over regular ...
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Inkscape can not blur Bezier line if it is connected to the outer end of a spiral

I have added a Bezier line to the outer end of a spiral. (See comment for details.) After that I selected both, colorized them and gave them a small amount of blur (1.5%). The problem is, that only ...
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Wondering how to achieve this blur text effect, hopefully in Sketch

Is there any way to easily generate this? thanks!
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How to create a realistic sun lens flare using photoshop?

Using Photoshop, i'd like to create a realistic sun lens flare, like the one shown on this picture : What I have already tried : draw a white circle, then apply radial blur effect multiple times, but ...
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Photo effects in Gimp: How to improve color, depth of field, etc

G' day dear Graphic-design-experts, I am new to Stackexchange's Graphic Design and I have no clue if this is the right place to ask, so bear with me and steer me in the correct direction if i am ...
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How can I recreate the shadows and blur effect using Gimp?

So I'm fairly new when it comes to working with images and creating different effects. But can anyone explain what effect is being applied to the conference logos in the following link? The middle ...
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Blurred Stroke on Circles in Photoshop

I'm assuming that this sort of thing should be done in photoshop and not illustrator, so please correct me if you feel otherwise. I'm trying to create circles with blurred stroke in photoshop like ...
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How to produce a blurred abstract (frosted glass) background like this?

I have been seeing these blurred backgrounds all over the place, so I would like to know the exact steps how to reproduce something like this . What I can imagine, is that they first blurred an image/...
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How can I make a screenshot look like a photograph taken of a real surface? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get this blur texture effect in photoshop? I'm starting from a plain old screenshot, and I'd like it rotated in 3d, with more distant parts more blurry. Is there a ...
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When I cut a layer using marquee tool, I get blur edges to cut side. How do I get sharp edges after cut?

I am using rectangular marquee tool to cut a portion of the layer in photoshop cs5, but after cutting, the edges are not sharp, I get blur edges. how can I get sharp edges?
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Applying blur amount in a gradient manner in Photoshop

I have the following image: The gray version of the pin will obviously be it's shadow. I know how to skew it and all to make it look like a shadow. What I want to do but don't know how is to blur ...
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Creating a perfect background blur?

I have looking through DeviantArt and the background of one of the web interfaces caught my eye. I tried to replicate it but couldn't get anywhere near the perfect effect. http://numarislp....