Video Tutorial – Using the Lens Blur Filter on an Image Sequence in Photoshop CS6

Adobe PhotoshopVideo Tutorials

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.

Adobe Photoshop, Video Tutorials

Posted on 08-27-2012


  • 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 😉 )