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Help with selective blur in Photoshop CS6.

 
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Jun 11, 2013 21:41 |  #1

Hopefully this is the right forum to ask this, otherwise let me know and feel free to move it where appropriate.

I set a field blur gradient on an image of my mom and me walking down the aisle (I was doing the photography for her wedding, though I did have to pass the camera off to someone else for this one), primarily because the back ground was a little distracting with the deeper DoF. I've got a pretty meticulous layer mask in place, but even still, the blurring seems to be creating a halo around the mask. Is there any way to counteract this, or is this method of faking a shallow DoF not the best idea? I'm open to any suggestions, and would enjoy learning something new if necessary.

Here's the mask and a screenshot of the image as-is:

IMAGE: http://i.imgur.com/FpXiA2x.png
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Jun 11, 2013 22:17 |  #2

Filter, lens blur. Apply the mask you made.. That should work? Maybe...

If that doesn't work. Try copying the selection to a new layer, content aware fill the bottom layer (now background layer) and blurring that layer...


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Jun 11, 2013 23:16 |  #3

This should work since you already have the mask. Turn off all layers except Background Layer. Copy the Background Layer. Ctrl-click the mask to load it as a selection. Apply your blur to the Background copy.


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Jun 12, 2013 02:38 as a reply to  @ D Thompson's post |  #4

Try the lens blur filter and dial down the blurring.




  
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Jun 12, 2013 03:13 |  #5

imonkey89 wrote in post #16022529 (external link)
If that doesn't work. Try copying the selection to a new layer, content aware fill the bottom layer (now background layer) and blurring that layer...

This is what I would try. It looks as if the filter is blurring the whole of the image, including the masked area and then masking the section back out. If you remove the masked area from the layer that is blurred and add some extra background in, even running the clone tool around the edge would probably do it for those still using older PS versions, you will be applying the blur in a way more akin to the way the lens really works. I tried this years ago on an image of my daughter, using Elements 2, and could never get rid of the halo effect. I think though that this is the way to solve many of the situations where you end up with a halo around a layer mask.

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Jun 12, 2013 04:58 |  #6

Rather than use the mask on the same layer. Try transferring the masked area to another layer, then remove that part from the background (simply delete it). Now blur the background only.

That should solve the halo issue.


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Jun 17, 2013 09:20 |  #7

Lowner wrote in post #16023110 (external link)
That should solve the halo issue.

Yeah, but it will give you a sort of halo of "less blur" around the subjects (since it blurs background with transparent pixels).
If you want this to look somewhat more real, cut out the persons (copy the original layer, use a mask), then clone in background behind the persons, then add blur in whatever way you like.

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http://fordoing.co.uk …motion-blur-in-photoshop/ (external link)


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Jun 17, 2013 09:24 |  #8

René Damkot wrote in post #16038454 (external link)
Yeah, but it will give you a sort of halo of "less blur" around the subjects (since it blurs background with transparent pixels).
If you want this to look somewhat more real, cut out the persons (copy the original layer, use a mask), then clone in background behind the persons, then add blur in whatever way you like.

Like this:

http://fordoing.co.uk …motion-blur-in-photoshop/ (external link)

Yes, certainly a better way of dealing with it.


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