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SAMS Teach Yourself Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 in 24 Hours by Kate Binder, Carla Rose

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Blur Filters

The Blur filters (Filter→Blur) are useful tools when you want to soften effects, either of a filter you have just applied or of brush strokes in a painting. Blurring can gently smooth a harshly lit portrait or, when used on a selection instead of the whole image, can throw an unwanted background out of focus, making it less obtrusive. The Blur filters are shown in Figure 14.7.

Figure 14.7. The Blur menu.

Blur, Blur More

There are two basic Blur filters: Blur and Blur More. They do exactly as their names suggest. Blur is very subtle. Blur More is only a little less so. Figure 14.8 shows a comparison of the two filters in use, against ...

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