0 Replies Latest reply on Nov 19, 2012 5:18 PM by janelle_f

    How to Add Dramatic Blur

    janelle_f Adobe Employee

      How to Add Dramatic Blur.

      Add a sense of motion and mystery to your photo by isolating your subject and using a motion blur on your background.

       

      1. After selecting the "Add Dramatic Flare" tutorial, press "Begin Tutorial" to start. Tap the top layer and choose the Scribble Selection tool.

       

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      2. Tap Keep and paint around the edges of the woman's shape.

       

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      3. Tap Remove and paint around the edge outside the woman's shape to isolate her from the background.

       

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      4. Choose Select > Refine Edge

       

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      5. Reduce the size of the brush and paint along the edge of the woman's shape.

       

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      6. Once the background has been masked, tap the OK.

       

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      7. Tap Add Layer > Layer from Selection.

       

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      8. Tap the target icon on the middle layer to hide it.

       

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      9. Tap Effects > Photo > Sleepy Hollow

       

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      10. Set the intensity to about 50% and tap OK.

       

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      11. Select the bottom layer. Tap Effects > Basic > Directional Blur.

       

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      12. Enter a blur of 50 and tap OK.

       

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      13. Tap the back arrow in the top options bar. This will prompt you to save. Press Save to save your project.

       

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      Download the attachment to view in a PDF format.

      Janelle