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How to Use Path Blur in Photoshop

by | Aug 3, 2014 | Articles, Photoshop, Tutorials | 0 comments

Path Blur in Photoshop

If you’re like me, you’re always excited about new features in Photoshop. New features means a whole new world of capabilities and opportunities to create new effects. One of my favorite new features released in the latest update to Photoshop CC 2014 is the Path Blur filter. It is easy to use use, after you play with a while, and you can create some amazing effects. Path Blur in Photoshop makes contouring your blur effects much easier. You also have more control over the shape of the blur as well. In this tutorial video, I’ll show you how to use path blur in Photoshop to create a unique effect.

In the video, you’ll see that you have a lot of control over the shape of your blur effect. You can control the contour of the blur with a Bezier curve. You can also use the other controls to determine how intense or softened the blur effect actually is. You can see from the steam effect that I created in this video that I was able to create a curling effect that you couldn’t get using the liquefy filter. Combining this filter with brush effects will be one of the best ways to contour special effects in Photoshop.

Path Blur in Photoshop

What do you think about the new Path Blur filter in Photoshop? I think it is going to be one of the best new features, and will quickly become Photoshop users favorite filter for controlling the contour of their special effects. This filter gives you ultimate control over how your blur reacts. It can be as harsh or as subtle as you want it to be. This effect opens up a lot of opportunities for extra control that we never had before. If you have any questions about past blur in Photoshop, feel free to leave your questions or thoughts in the comments section below.

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