Zoom blur:blur caused by activating the zoom feature on your lens while the shutter is open.NOTE: A similar effect can be ...
1. Open your image in Photoshop
2. On the Layers palette right click (or control click)on the layer you will edit.3. Select ‘Convert to Smart Object’     ...
5. Select “Zoom” and change the amount to 100%NB. If the subject is a little offcentre. If this is the case doubleclick on...
Because the layer is a smart object you  can work directly into the blur revealing  more of the original image.  6. Select...
Because the layer is a smart object you  can work directly into the blur revealing  more of the original image.  6. Select...
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  1. 1. Zoom blur:blur caused by activating the zoom feature on your lens while the shutter is open.NOTE: A similar effect can be achieved by physically moving your camera closer or furtherfrom a subject while photographing. Dominic Harris
  2. 2. 1. Open your image in Photoshop
  3. 3. 2. On the Layers palette right click (or control click)on the layer you will edit.3. Select ‘Convert to Smart Object’ 4. Select Filters from the Menu > Blur > Radial Blur.
  4. 4. 5. Select “Zoom” and change the amount to 100%NB. If the subject is a little offcentre. If this is the case doubleclick on Radial Blur icon in thelayers palette and move thecentre to where your subject is.
  5. 5. Because the layer is a smart object you can work directly into the blur revealing more of the original image. 6. Select the brush tool and Black as your foreground colour. 7. Lower the opacity to below 50% and paint over the core of your subject re- revealing the sharpness of the original image.NB. The most important thing to understand about Smart Objects is that a Smart Object completely preserves the image data. In otherwords, no matter what you do to a Smart Object, there is always a copy of the original data. Thus, Smart Objects can always access theoriginal data. Consequently, editing with Smart Objects is nondestructive.
  6. 6. Because the layer is a smart object you can work directly into the blur revealing more of the original image. 6. Select the brush tool and Black as your foreground colour. 7. Lower the opacity to below 50% and paint over the core of your subject re- revealing the sharpness of the original image.NB. The most important thing to understand about Smart Objects is that a Smart Object completely preserves the image data. In otherwords, no matter what you do to a Smart Object, there is always a copy of the original data. Thus, Smart Objects can always access theoriginal data. Consequently, editing with Smart Objects is nondestructive.
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