August 27, 2012
Even with the fantastic new Blur Gallery in Photoshop CS6, the Lens Blur filter is an essential tool when a high degree of control is needed to selectively (and realistically) blur an image. In this video tutorial (Using the Lens Blur Filter on an Image Sequence in Photoshop CS6), Julieanne uses the Lens Blur filter with a depth map to create a series of images that appear as if they were captured with a tilt-shift lens. Julieanne also demonstrates how to quickly apply this filter to multiple images using actions and batch processing.
May 7, 2012
In this video tutorial (Tilt-Shift, Iris and Field Blur in Photoshop CS6), you’ll discover how to create photographic blur effects in a few clicks using intuitive, on-canvas controls in Photoshop CS6. Julieanne demonstrates how to soften select areas using the Tilt-Shift blur, uniformly blur your entire image and then sharpen a single focal point with Iris blur, or select multiple focal points and then let Field blur vary the blurriness between them.
February 10, 2012
I have received several questions lately on How to Use the Lens Blur Filter in Photoshop. I recorded this video tutorial a while back, but it’s still completely appropriate and so I thought it would be worth re-posting it now.