How To Blur Backgrounds In Photoshop – Shallow Depth of Field Effect Using Lens Blur

Photoshop CC tutorial showing you how to blur your background to create the shallow depth of field effect using the Lens Blur Filter.

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31 thoughts on “How To Blur Backgrounds In Photoshop – Shallow Depth of Field Effect Using Lens Blur

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  2. When I get to the blur part where I have to click bur then lens blur the picture doesn’t show up blurry like yours did right away

  3. This is really nice! I was doing the second option you mention on the video and getting a lot of ghosting on my blur background. O did not know what do to! Thank you so much!

  4. Or you can just duplicate the layer. Cut out the person in one duplicate. And blur it, not that hard as you make it.

  5. I have to say I used to be good at Photoshop back in the late 90's.. But after two decades I'm clearly a novice again. Thanks for the great tutorial.

  6. You lose me in that part where you create the sunlight glow: "tapping the middle once". It isn't working for me. How do I get this effect?

  7. Plus, not everyone works from a MAC so if you are going to talk about short cut keys etc. Please include what those are from a PC perspective as well. Thanks again.

  8. This is a great tutorial, I am going to practice on some photos. One thing I'd comment on is the speed in which you go through the tutorial. If you could slow down, especially when clicking icons and creating layers, that would be helpful. I had to back up the video several time and rewatch so I could see where you were clicking on tools, effects etc. But over all, very good. Thank you.

  9. You are going way to fast and you need to zoom in on the selections you are picking. I’m lost on the options bar?? Can’t even see the top of your screen, so I’m lost, what on earth do I click on to refine edges? Your header is cover what you are clicking on and I can’t see it. There’s no ruler looking thing at the top of my page either. Eeek, I did this the other day but today I’m lost.

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