Blur Image Using Filters in Photoshop CS6 Windows 7

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You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we're going to show you how to blur your image using "Filters" on Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7.

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    To begin, we should have our image open
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    We can do that either by creating a new document, or opening an existing image, which we have done in this example. We can find out how to do that in other videos available on this website.
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    Then we should come to "Filter" on the menu along the top of the screen
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    Come down to "Blur"
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    Then we'll pull the cursor along to different types of blur that we can select
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    This will depend on our preferences, what our image is about, and what image we're going for. We would recommend "Gaussian Blur" for a general kind of blurred image effect that we might like.
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    "Lens Blur" as well is very interesting
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    Also, "Motion Blur" is used in order to make something look like it is moving very fast
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    "Smart Blur" will blur depending on the image, and it's very hard to make any changes
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    It just sort of adjusts accordingly. It is preferred to use something where we can adjust.
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    Let's click on "Gaussian Blur"
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    The "Gaussian Blur" preview box will appear
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    We can specify how blurry it will be by moving the cursor along the gray bar at the bottom. We can see the image changes, as well as having a preview above.
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    We can also just drag the cursor, then when we let go, it will update the image
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    Alternatively, we can type the number in the "Radius" box as well, and we will see it change accordingly
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    The preview box is quite useful because we can drag through it and find any particular image details we may want to see
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    We can also zoom out by pressing the "-" below the preview, on the left side of the percentage value
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    We can zoom in by pressing the "+" on the right side of the percentage value
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    Then we can adjust accordingly if there's something very specific that we're working with.
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    Now, we can press "Cancel" if we want to go back and not change anything
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    Alternatively, we can press "OK" to save
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    "OK" will also add our changes, but then we should save the document separately.
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    Now, that kind of window is a general thing for most of the blur options
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    It's just up to you how you would like your image to look, and what preferences you have. It's good to experiment a little bit with these. This is a VisiHow video, and we've just shown you how to adjust the blur filter on Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7. If you have any questions, comments or queries, feel free to add them to the section below, and we'll do our best to get back to you.
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