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Old Jul 10, 2007, 9:28 AM   #1
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I wonder if someone could give me some advice. When taking a portrait shot with an untidy background I use gaussian blur (PS) to make it look more presentable.

I duplicate the image (blurring the copy) and then use a layer mask and paint back in the blur. This works to an extent but I tend to get a 'halo' around my subjects hair giving it a very artifical look. :?

Any ideas to prevent this?.....................Thanks Graham :-)
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Old Jul 10, 2007, 2:49 PM   #2
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try it with less blur........it should look better

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Old Jul 12, 2007, 4:35 PM   #3
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Annoying isn't it?

The only solution I have found so far is to clone some of the background over the edge of the foreground subject on the background layer before you apply the blur.

Hope that made sense
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Old Jul 13, 2007, 12:41 AM   #4
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Lazy! M' man! Here's a tutorial that does something like what tjsnaps is describing:

http://www.photosig.com/articles/193...OCyPbA8eDqDnwg

Hope it works for you!

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