After applying drop shadow effect, go to Filters-Filter editor dialog box.At the bottom of the dialog box there is Filter general settings tab for changing the co ordinates & dimensions. Adjust the value until you get a drop shadow following the path without any break.
Image1-Drop shadow with default filter setting values
Image2-Drop shadow after ...
The bottom part is gaussian blurred and has a semitransparent white overlay.
Step1: Select the overlay area on the background (the original image) and apply a gaussian blur of radius 12px.
Step2: Create a new layer, select the same part for the overlay, fill it with white, and give this layer an opacity of 66%
Reproduced with the upper part of your ...
To the best of my knowledge, you can't do it exactly the way you are asking.
The quick and dirty way, without duplicating the actual layers and then flattening them, would be to Copy Merged (Ctrl+Shift+C) and paste to a new layer.
Another potential workaround is to group all the layers you want to blur and convert them to a smart object. You can then apply ...
Simply highlighting one of Farray's methods. This seems to work best for me.
Highlight all the layers in the Layers Panel.
Right-click (Win) or Control-Click (Mac) and choose "Make Smart Object" / "Convert to Smart Object" (CC 2014).
Now, apply a blur to the Smart Object.
This will leave the original layers in tact. If you need to access the original ...
I created a similar effect with the Gaussian Blur tool in Photoshop set to a 60 px radius.
Of course, you can do this with any photo where you like the color shifts, your sample reminded me of a beach, so I found a beach photo on Wikimedia.
Another way you can do it is by creating the shapes you want and then applying a Gaussian blur to them:
The best way I know to do what you're after is to apply a small blur may times. This gives you the most natural gradual change.
Enter quick mask by pressing Q.
Change to the gradient tool by pressing G.
Draw along the axis you want the blur to follow, covering the length of the object.
Exit quick mask by pressing Q again.
Choose Filter > Blur > Gaussian ...
You can't just overlay a 'blurry' image that blurs the random image behind it. The blur effect needs to sample the image behind to transpose/spread the pixels, so it needs to be applied there.
You can however make a sandy/grainy texture and use it as a multiply layer to get the grainy texture look.
Update - As Derek suggests in another answer, you can make ...
Taking a look at the second image you have provided, something like this is not possible with a PNG overlay. That is absolutely done programmatically in some way and not with a PNG overlay. I have tried some of the other suggestions posted here, none came close (but perhaps you will have better luck)
This is really going outside of your requirements, but ...
Alright, the main point I want to emphasize is somewhat a combination of the other answers plus a bit more. You've got a very powerful compositing tool in your hands, and are barely using it.
This is just one take, and its very much subject to opinion, but hopefully the reasoning behind it leads you to some ideas for your own take, and helps others.
Your example looks like a real photo (amongst other things, the moire is a give-away). Sometimes the best approach is the most obvious one.
1. Display the image on your screen.
2. Take a photo of it.
Honestly, that's a better way to go than spending hours using digital effects and creating something that's likely to look unrealistic.
You did not define what program or technology you are using. So, while Peter described a nice way to do it with Photoshop, I would like to add that this effect can also be created using CSS3.
Here's a peak into the CSS needed:
You can achieve this using a combination of smart filters & clipping masks.
First create all the shapes you want to use as blurred areas and add them to a new group
With the background image you want blurred selected go to Filters -> Convert for Smart Filter. This will convert the image to a smart object and allow you to apply filters non-...
It sounds like you want to use an opacity mask (accessed through the Transparency panel).
The masking object needs to be on a layer above the art it is masking. So, if you want to apply a Gaussian blur to the interior of some object, you would first make a copy of the object and paste in front (cmd-C, cmd-F).
Convert the "copied" object to white fill and no ...
You can get a feathering effect in some cases using alpha masking. However, this doesn't allow you to feather complex (or some simple) shapes in an easy way.
Alpha masking allows you to mask using an object filled with a gradient that includes transparency. The colours of the gradient are ignored and the transparent (or partially transparent) areas of the ...
You can have a look at this question for some ideas:
Making text stand out in front of images.
Additionally, why not simply add more sky on top and shrink the city building to be below the logo and not interact with it.
Right now your high building is what takes away the contrast; the tower is dark and so is that part of the logo.
Here's a suggestion, ...
Whenever I encounter such a situation, the first two things I think of is adding a Drop Shadow or an Outer Glow, considering the logo and colors, you should use and Outer glow to make your logo stand out from the background.
This way, wherever you wanna place it on your image, it'll still be readable and look nice, see:
GIMP 2.10 or higher
Image > Precision > Linear Light
GIMP 2.8 or lower
Download the color profile sRGB-elle-V4-g10.icc from e.g. here.
Image > Mode > Convert to Color Profile... > Select color profile from disk... > sRGB-elle-V4-g10.icc
Store the color profile in C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\color (Windows) /...
Anti-Aliasing in a CMYK document.
Using a 100% K black background...
Using a Rich Black background...
Working in RGB....
CMYK documents have some limitations. Some of the raster options which rely on smooth color blends, or some blend modes, are more difficult to show on screen in CMYK. Illustrator has a difficult time previewing the combination of ...
I'm not a Gimp user, so I won't be able to help you much there, but I can give you some suggestions on how to create this effect in Photoshop. There are basically 2 components to this. First, you need to simulate an LCD display or some other physical surface the image is to be projected onto. Secondly, you need to create perspective cues via 3D perspective ...
Looks like blur + tonal adjustment (curves, levels or similar). Here's a quick attempt at the effect.
The BLUR top group contains the purple text.
The BLUR shape layers are the text, with a mask feather applied (basically gaussian blurred text, which could be done many ways). Using a shape layer means you can scale the document while maintaining quality.
Paint.net and Gimp
Below is a detailed example of how to do this in Photoshop. However, both Gimp and paint.net have the same capabilities, though the tools have slightly different names.
The Gimp equivalent to Photoshops magic wand tool is Fuzzy select. You should be able to achieve the same result.
Select the white background with the magic ...
I used vanishing point to get the angle.
Copied the layer.
Applied lens blur to match the blur part to the most blurry part in your image.
Applied mask, and oval gradient at right to mask blur, and also applied tilted reflected gradient.
Then, applied black gradient left to right and somewhat titled and set mode to desaturate lowered opacity.
Then, copied ...
To skew the shadow properly, you need to rotate it, then use "transform->distort"
I shortened the item and then adjusted the top edge to align with the horizon.
After you do this, you can duplicate the shadow layer and apply blur to one copy.
Add a layer mask to the blurred layer, select the mask itself by clicking on it in the layer palette (if selected, ...
If you'd like everything to remain editable and scalable at a later date, your best option is to use a shape layer with some mask feathering applied.
That way, you can change the colour, add a gradient or do whatever you like to the circle layer(s), even scale them up or down with no negative side effects.
Note that there's a few ways you can make the ...
There is couple good filters on Dribble about how to make blur in Photoshop. Maybe these could be helpful also for you. I like especially this non-destructive way to get effect. I know there is already something about this, but here is the links: