Apply the Selective Gaussian Blur to an Image in GIMP

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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to apply "Selective Gaussian Blur" filter to an image in GIMP in Windows 7.

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    You should have GIMP open and an image ready to use.
    For more information, refer to our tutorials on how to open GIMP and how to open existing documents in GIMP.
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    First, click "Filters".
    It's on the top left side of the window.
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    Move the cursor to "Blur".
    A menu will open.
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    Then, click "Selective Gaussian Blur...".
    "Selective Gaussian Blur" is especially useful for trying to create a very hazy or romantic depth-of-field effect. We've shown you how to apply "Gaussian Blur" in another tutorial; however, in this video the settings are slightly different, as we are using a radius.
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    First, check the "Preview" box inside the new dialogue box.
    You will be able to see what you're doing.
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    Click and drag the preview to view different parts of the image.
    You can also click the scrollbars and arrows to do that.
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    After that, you can change the "Blur radius" value.
    At default, it will be at "5.0"; but you can type a new value.
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    Then, you can change the "Max.
    delta" value. It changes how blurry your image will become. You can change the value by clicking the scroller or by typing a value in the box.
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    You can press "Cancel" if you want to go back to your default image.
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    If you are satisfied with your changes, click "OK" to apply the settings.
    Once your settings have been applied, you will see that this looks dramatically different to the normal "Gaussian Blur".
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