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shooting_rubber Sep 17, 2006 12:36 PM

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Hello,

I was just wondering if somebody can blur the background and give it a natural look??? And can you tell me how you did it?? The background is kind of distracting.......

shooting_rubber.

Boily Sep 17, 2006 12:46 PM

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There you go !!

The edit was donereally fast...It can do it better than that !




shooting_rubber Sep 17, 2006 12:48 PM

Boily wrote:
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There you go !!

The edit was donereally fast...It can do it better than that !
Can you try and do it better and then tell me how you did it????

shooting_rubber.



Boily Sep 17, 2006 1:05 PM

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You have to manually select the area you whant in blur and then go in photoshop and us the lens blur tool !!



Boily Sep 17, 2006 1:05 PM

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And another one ..

jachol Sep 17, 2006 1:35 PM

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Hi,
Like Boily said manually select the background ( I avoided your copyright, so it was unaffected ), difference in my go is that I selected motion blur so that you can show some direction to the blur, select the ammount of blur to personal taste.
Edit. looks as if Iadded too much feather to the selection.

creeduk Sep 17, 2006 5:04 PM

The simple method is duplicate the layer, add a blur to that layer and now add a layer mask. Paint in black the are that you do not want burred (the player) to assist in this you can use a path, or the selection tool or simply paint by hand.

jachol Sep 18, 2006 3:00 AM

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Here's another go ... proceed as in any of the replies above, and add radial blur in zoom mode. IMO this gives a more dynamic result, suggests more speed and power.
As far as I can see you've never said what editing software you have, it would probably help other peoples answers, if we had that information.

kenbalbari Sep 19, 2006 2:16 PM

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One more. I duplicated the layer, erased the player from one, copied it, then blurred that layer. I did this twice, once with a motion blur, once with a gaussian blur.

Initially, when I did the motion blur, with a blur length of about 30, in a direction toward the top right, I didn't didn't realize it would blur my cutout area as well. So, the area immediately behind the player wasn't blurred (because it now shoed through from the clear photo underneath), while the left side was blurred.

I took care of that by adding the second layer with the gaussian blur to blur the area behind the player, and then re-erasing the players right hand side (picture left) on the motion blurred layer. I then did another small motion blur on this level to make the edges less obvious.

A gaussian blue alone would be a bit less work, and probably look more "natural" which was the original question though.



alex james Sep 19, 2006 5:19 PM

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This is just a quick edit, take more time and you can get it spot on, mask and gradient map.


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