by Julieanne Kost

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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, 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.


  • By Oli - 1:18 PM on September 3, 2012  

    Well, I was hoping to find an easy way to use the filters that don’t work on videos clips in the timeline.
    But your video gave me the idea to render a video to a sequence and then do as you purposed (record an action and batch-apply it on all images of the sequence). Kind of be-very-patient-workaround 😉

    Thanks for your video (s)


    (Fan of your tutorial)

    • By Julieanne Kost - 5:22 PM on September 3, 2012  

      Oli – if you turn the clip into a smart object first, then you can apply many of the filters in Photoshop!

  • By Oli - 2:20 PM on September 4, 2012  


    but not the filters from the new blur gallery, neither the lens blur filter…
    Even though the tilt shift effect is a little worn out nowadays, I kind of like this miniature look on videos. Love Sandpit by Sam O’Hare and the Bathtub series by Keith Loutit.
    I really love the features added to PS CS6 for video editing! AE and Pr are too much for me as photography is my main subject and video only a sideshow. Oli

    PS: Can you request someone at Adobe to add ease functions to the key frames? Just kidding 😉 )