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:

  1. Tap the < Gallery
  2. Tap the + sign
  3. Select a photo from: iPad, Camera, Creative Cloud, Library, Facebook or Dropbox.
  4. Tap the photo.
  5. Tap the Adjust icon.
  6. Tap Clarity.
  7. Swipe left to blur and right to sharpen.
  8. Tap the checkmark to finalize the photo edit.
  9. 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.


Path Blur:

  1. Go to Filter>Blur Gallery>Path Blur>Adjust the line of blur.
  2. Increase the speed slider on the Blur tool panel>Hit OK at the top of the screen.

Spin Blur

  1. Go to Filter>Blur Gallery>Spin Blur.
  2. Put the circular target over a wheel>Adjust the size.
  3. 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.


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