by Julieanne Kost
One of the examples in the PDF that I posted yesterday was of the Surface Blur. I really showed an extreme use of it to blur the neon sigh, but keep in mind that it’s great for softening skin and giving images that“dreamy soft-focus”look.
In addition, the Shape Blur filter blurs an object based on a shape of your choosing. It’s a tiny bit like light passing through an aperture of a given shape – try it, I think you’ll like it.