Make edges blurry in Photoshop

To blur edges in Photoshop you don’t have to do much and it can be used for much more than you think.

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Steps to blur edges in Photoshop

1. StepClick Start >> All Programs >> Adobe Design Premium CS5 >> Adobe Photoshop CS5. In this tutorial, we are using Adobe Photoshop CS5 but if you still have earlier version like CS2, 3, 4 then it works on them too.

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2. Step Open the image where you want to blur the edge. Click on the File >> Open and select the file you want to open. Then click on the Open.

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3. Step Select Rectangular Marquee Tool (Shortcut – M). In the option bar, set Feather = 30px and make a selection around the image on which you want to blur the edge.

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4. Step In the option bar, click on the Refine Edge.

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5. Step Now in the View Mode, select on White (W)

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6. Step In the Adjust Edge section, put values for Smooth, Feather etc as shown in the screenshot.

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7. Step Finally, select New Layer in the Output To and lastly click OK.

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8. Step The final output should look like this.

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Blurring edges gives a great effect when you are focussing on a particular object.

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Published: Sunday, August 7th, 2011 Last Modified: August 7, 2011

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