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How do you blur the background from an image?

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Sorry guys this may be super amateurish, but hey I'm an amateur.  I want to blur the background from an image/picture to focus on one particular image.  How is this accomplished?  I appreciate the consideration and patience.  

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One method to consider is to use the selection brush. Select your foreground element (the easiest to select), refine it, keep the selection.  Invert the selection from the select menu.  Add a blur filter.

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Hi chrismay99,

 

Welcome to the forums.

 

You may want to take a look at our video tutorials on Adding Bokeh and Swirling Bokeh, these should help you out.

 

Hope this helps

 

L

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Hi there, 

 

New question. I went to the below video tutorial and followed the steps, except the blur effect applied to the main image on and not the duplicate i created, I even selected the duplicate layer and then added the layer but for some reason, all of my effects are applied to the main image. Help? Suggestions? What am i doing wrong?

 

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Hi chrismay99,

 

Welcome to the forums.

 

You may want to take a look at our video tutorials on Adding Bokeh and Swirling Bokeh, these should help you out.

 

Hope this helps

 

L

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