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CREATE INSTAGRAM “OUT OF FOCUS” EFFECT WITH PHOTOSHOP

instagram blurring tool on photopshop

HOW TO CREATE INSTAGRAM “OUT OF FOCUS” EFFECT WITH PHOTOSHOP

Instagram has a pretty cool feature that lets you create emphasis inside your images by blurring the area surrounding it. It’s pretty cool because it kinda creates that depth of field effect on a wide open aperture setting of an expensive camera. Say a for example Canon Rebel. Experimenting with Photoshop for my own personal use I came up with these easy steps to replicate the blurring tool of Instagram and thus creating that depth of field look without needing an expensive camera.

Step 1

Open Image 645 pixel in width

Step 2

choose the Marquee tool or press the letter “M” on your keyboard

Step 3

on the top you’ll see a box that says “feather” input 50px

Step 4

Select the area you would like to emphasize

Step 5

go under Select/inverse to inverse your selection

Step 6

go under Filter/Blur/Gaussian Blur

Step 7

blur 7.6 pixels

That’s it. Pretty cool huh? If you would like to replicate the circular blurring effect on Instagram just use the circular marquee tool by pressing the small arrow inside the icon. Glad I shared. Corrections welcomed. With love from ArtofMiami.com. 

Ps: Click on this link to see beautiful examples of the origin of this filter or as its called the tilt shift effect.

how to create instagram blurring effect on photoshop

 

2 comments

  1. Jamie says:

    Thank you so much, exactly what I was looking for. Although for the image I was using, Lens Blur with a 15px radius gave a much better result.

  2. photosynth says:

    Very helpful…thanks for sharing!

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