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Gaussian Blur Effect – Adobe Photoshop Tutorial

Beatriz Mariniello


March, 2007

In this tutorial we will show you how to remove the background of a picture with the Gaussian Blur effect in Adobe Photoshop. Tutorial Includes project files.

Sometimes, when you take a photo, what you want is to put emphasis on the subject and not the background.
So what can we do when we have a background that is disturbing the subject of the image?
Easy, follow these steps:

Open your picture, I chose one of my cat:


My cat is the subject of the image and as you can see below, the background is what I want to remove:

Choose the Magestic Lasso from the Tools Menu

Select the subject of your picture (in this case, my cat and the blue cloth)

Now go to the Main Menu and choose: Select/Inverse

Now, the background is selected:

Lets apply the Blur effect:
Go to Filter/Blur/Gaussian Blur

Choose radius: 92,1 pixels and click OK

See the difference?

Now you can do it =)

NEW FEATURE: Download the original source files from this tutorial in Zip format Here

Copyright (c) 2007, Beatriz Mariniello, All Rights Reserved


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