Blur Gallery – Photoshop CS6 Beta

Another neat new feature for photographers! The Blur Gallery in the Photoshop CS6 Beta allows you to add realistic blurs to your images! Field Blurs, Iris Blurs, and even Tilt-Shift!

Blur Gallery in Photoshop CS6

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Photoshop has always had a slew of blur filters available, but they weren’t too attractive to photographers. In Photoshop CS6, Adobe has introduced three new filters that photographers have been dying to get their hands on. Field Blur, Iris Blur, and Tilt-Shift.

Field Blur

The most basic of the three new blur filters, is Field Blur. This will allow you to create a simple overall blur, or a blur from A to B. Of course, you can add a C, D, E, and so on, but you might find that the other two blurs are more suited for that.

Iris Blur

For those looking to focus on a single object in an image, the Iris Blur may be your best bet. Like the name implies, this blur creates an ellipse around the area of focus, which can be adjusted to include more or less of your photo.

Tilt-Shift

Tilt-Shifting is a process that can give your photos a miniature feel to them. However, not all photos will benefit from this effect. Typically, you should choose an overhead photo where the main subjects are at a distance from the camera.

 To see these three new blurs in action, check out the video at the top of this post!