Add Background Blur in Photoshop

Add Background Blur in Photoshop

Jackie Acosta
2 minute read

Here is an easy and quick video tutorial sharing how to add background blur in photoshop. Adding blur to an image doesn't have to be a difficult process and it a great little trick to use when you are wanting to put more focus on your subject(s) in an image.

Creating Blur

The techniques in this video editing tutorial can be applied in the following editing softwares: 

  • Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud
  • Adobe Photoshop CS2- CS6
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements

I did use a preset with this image edit from from the Creative Edge Preset Collection.

The Creative Edge Presets

The Creative Edge Presets

$47.00

The Creative Edge is the ultimate workflow for both Photoshop ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) or Lightroom users. This set contains 10 Simple Solutions that give your images a slight enhancement for a clean edit, 5 Exposure Corrections, and includes 25 Creative Edge presets... Read More

How to Add Background Blur in Photoshop

Are you looking to be inspired with your editing in Lightroom? You must check out these 5 Creative Edits! 

How to Install XMP Files in Lightroom

I typically do most of my post processing in Adobe Photoshop, but I have definitely begun to love editing with presets in Lightroom and now that you can use them with mobile devices, it has made it even cooler. 

If you have the Lightroom CC app on your mobile device, XMP files will not download and install to the app. You will need to be sure that the presets have DNG files to download directly to your mobile device. 

Here are some of my favorite presets that are now available for BOTH desktop and mobile versions of Lightroom. 

LR Mobile Film BW Presets

LR Mobile Film BW Presets

$25.00

NEW Stunning Black & Whites Inspired by film, this set of 10 black and white presets brings a subtle vintage look to make your images timeless.  These presets have the option of downloading directly to your mobile device. Android or iPhone. Includes... Read More

I typically run this presets as is, but because images vary straight out of camera, sometimes I will adjust the exposure afterwards.

LR Mobile Color Punch Presets

LR Mobile Color Punch Presets

$25.00

*NEW* A Creative Punch of Color If you are looking for a set of presets that give a boho, earthy vibe, this set is for you! The Color Punch Collection contains 15 color presets to take your images to the next level.  The best... Read More

A great tip for using these presets, is to run the preset first...then simply adjust the exposure and contrast if it is needed! 

Don't have Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom yet?

The majority of my editing takes place in Photoshop first and then sometimes I edit in Lightroom as well. Both of these programs are amazing and with the Photography Plan, you get both! 

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