Discover how blur can be used as an artistic tool.
Get creative using blur as a tool to create a composite image or transform photos into color palette explorations.
Use blur in a composite image.
Radial or directional blurring can be used to blend together composite images in Photoshop. Use blur to add motion to your composite with radial blur, or add texture to lessen noise in the background of a photo.
Use blur to explore color.
Watch Julieanne Kost’s tutorial on how she created her Colors of Place artwork — a creative use of Photoshop’s blur tool to distill the color palettes of photos in a series.
Understanding each of the ways to blur an image can do more than just enhance the look of a photo, it can open new doors to creative expression. Try each of the various blurring effects in Photoshop to discover all that’s possible.