An ultimate guide to the blur filters, what they look like, and what they do!
The best all-rounder for blur. Controlled via a slider, it will apply a uniform blur to an image, giving it a hazy effect.
Causes an image to swirl around as if in a vortex. Great for special effects, turning wheels and interesting backgrounds.
This picks the average colour in the image and fills the photo or selection with that colour.
Good for smoothing transitions. Blur applies a small amount while Blur More applies slightly more.
This keeps the blur contained to the average colour of pixels that are next to each other.
You can use selections and the Lens Blur filter to give the effect a depth of field.
Use this to give the impression of speed and movement by blurring the background of your scene.
Uses Photoshop’s custom shapes to set a blur following that area.
Three sliders work together to help you achieve a precise blur, a bit like the Smart Sharpen filter.
Blurs an image but retains noise and sharp edges.