Let’s examine the Blur tool in Photoshop Mix and Photoshop CC. In the above photo, I used the blur tool along with some adjustment tools in Photoshop Mix. Here’s what the photo looked like before the manipulation:
Before Photoshop Mix Blur tool
How to access the Photoshop Mix Blur tool:
- Tap the < Gallery
- Tap the + sign
- Select a photo from: iPad, Camera, Creative Cloud, Library, Facebook or Dropbox.
- Tap the photo.
- Tap the Adjust icon.
- Tap Clarity.
- Swipe left to blur and right to sharpen.
- Tap the checkmark to finalize the photo edit.
- Share or Save to Photoshop, Camera Roll, Publish work in progress, Facebook, Instagram, or Email.
Note: Under the Adjust icon, you can also tap the Saturation, Exposure and Contrast icons. Swipe left to desaturate and right to saturate; swipe left to darken and right to lighten; and swipe left for low contrast and right for high contrast.
For the image below, which looks like a ghost car speeding through a wormhole, I used the Photoshop CC Path Blur for the background and Spin Blur for the wheels.
- Go to Filter>Blur Gallery>Path Blur>Adjust the line of blur.
- Increase the speed slider on the Blur tool panel>Hit OK at the top of the screen.
- Go to Filter>Blur Gallery>Spin Blur.
- Put the circular target over a wheel>Adjust the size.
- Drag the rotation slider inside the target>Hit OK at the top of the screen.
Blurring photos simulates movement and often, produces a haunting effect. For scary Halloween photos, blur the lines with Photoshop Mix and CC.
Adobe Photoshop Mix – Adobe – FREE on iTunes.
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