Create a blurred effect in Photoshop

In this lesson we will make an interesting, but easy and useful blur effect.

Let’s start! Find the picture you want to give this effect. If you want a picture from this lesson, you can download it here. Butterfly.jpg

Now duplicate this layer (Ctrl + J) and hide the copy (click on the eye that displays the visibility of the layer) and go to the bottom layer. We use Image> Adjustments> Brightness / Contrast (Image> KCorrection> Brightness / Contrast) with the following parameters to make the picture a little darker:

Let’s look at the result:

Now we return to our hidden copy and make it visible (think about the eye). After apply Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur) with these parameters:

Now we have something like this:

Now let’s add some text. Take HorizontalTypeTool (Horizontal text tool) and write something like ‘The nature’.

Now Select > LoadSelection (Selection> Load Selection), to make a selection, click on the check mark, at the top of the tool’s text options, otherwise “load selection” will not be active. After we delete the text layer, since we don’t need it anymore.
Standing on the top (blurred) layer push Delete to remove the selected area, remove the selection Ctrl + D.

The next step will be the preparation of the elements (ornament) that we use later. I prepared these

After we change the color of the ornament to # deff00 (Ctrl + left click – select, next Edit> Fill>Color (Edit> Fill> Color)) and duplicate the layer Ctrl + J. Next, apply to the new layer Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur (Filter> Ramity> Gaussian Blur).

Now we have this picture:

We put opacity (opacity) for this layer on 60%. Select a blurred layer with nature (Ctrl + left click on the layer icon in the layers panel) and click Ctrl + Shift + I to invert the selection, then click Delete to clear the image from the selection.

Next, go to the bottom layer, again Ctrl + Shift + I and push Delete:

Remove selection Ctrl + D. Our effect is ready. Looks good! Is not it?

My version:

Author: photoshopstar

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