Hi folks, Today’s 4Tp-copy is very similar to the last one.

As per the request of my dear blog friend ‘Jo’, Today’s Topic is: Zoom Blur! This is an easy way to highlight the subjects by simply blurring the background with a zoom effect!

Sh-ZB Software used: Photoshop CS2 (Features used: layers & Eraser tool)

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1. Open up an image of a Car/Bike in Photoshop, preferably the one on the road or with a very colorful background!

2. Goto Layer > Duplicate Layer… and when the pop-up appears, name the duplicate layer “Zoom”.

3. Goto Filter > Blur > Radial Blur.

Move the slider and select amount to 15. Blur Method to Zoom. Quality to Best. (try the other options too! Not now..Later!!) The “Zoom” duplicate layer should look blurred with centered zoom. (…..You can add more filters and effects  to this layer)

4. With the “Zoom” layer active, select the Eraser tool. Select an appropriate brush size. Then zoom in and begin erasing the areas of the photo where you want the focused subject to appear. Exactly like the last tutorial 🙂 (Try appropriate hardness for your brush tip ~ from the brush drop down menu on the top bar)

5. Continue to erase any other aspects of the photo until you have the final result that you are looking for.

6. Then……now you know what to do, right?!! 😉 Have Fun 😀

Thank you all for the comments and support for the 4Tp 😀 I’ll bring you more tougher and more exciting tutorials in the coming weeks!  I’ll catch up with you all soon 🙂

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  1. Beyond Bluestockings

    Nivin, you are such a treasure!! Thank you so much! (with a big, Italian style, {sisterly 😉 } kiss for each cheek! 😀 )

  2. colleen

    Now all I have to do is find a pic of some sort of vehicle….hmmmm. Thanks again Nivin. Keep ’em coming. I’m learning.

  3. Jan in Washington USA

    I have tried this with my PSEelements 6.. good useful info, I have done more in the last two days with the info you gave then since I got it! Keep it coming, and thank you!

  4. Ed

    Way cool! I added a special blurb about your new Tuesday blog..;-))

  5. Ed

    P.S. I added it to the Sunday Stills page..:-)

  6. chloe

    you my BBB 😉 are too talented
    i will try this i do promise, keep them coming x

  7. Far Side of Fifty

    Way to go, I did it! A Layer last week, this week a zoom blur..Thanks !! 🙂

  8. Desperate Horsewife

    Fun! Thanks to Ed for listing it on Sunday Stills. I didn’t use a car or bike, but a horse. Hey, wha’d’ya know, it still worked!

    • WildBlack

      Thanks Jo! 😉 That was very sisterly! lol!

      Thanks Colleen, You are one of my buddies who pushes me forward and make me do something! Thanks for being there 😀

      Thanks Jan! Glad you are finding it useful! I’ll do my best to keep you interested 😉

      Thanks Ed! You are the best.. Bro 🙂

      Thanks mate! I’m waiting to see your version 😉

      Thanks Hen! Definitely 🙂

      Thanks FarSideOfFifty! Glad you tried it 🙂

      Thanks Desperate Horse Wife! 😀 WoW!! A horse, Sounds fun! Would love to see your creation 😉

  9. burstmode

    This sort of thing is often overdone but not with this car. It is an excellent treatment.

  10. Ebie

    Thanks for the tips Nivin! Your tutorials are so easy, I have to try and practice this! I am a subscriber to your blog!


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