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Tips for various blur filters (Photoshop) by Autlaw Tips for various blur filters (Photoshop) by Autlaw
This is an addition to the tips I gave on how to add various effects I personally use on drawings (; I decided to make a seperate guide for th blurring filters because my tips on effects one would get waaaaaay too big otherwise XD

Again, as with all my tips. This only shows the filters I personally use and prefer. Of course there are WAY more roads to follow when you want to apply effects, blurring etc to your drawings. I only explained here the ones I love to use and why I use them or what they can do for your drawing.

I have only made the guide for Photoshop, as it has more blur options than the other program I use frequently which is Paint Tool Sai. Of course, the blur tool on that program is pretty awesome. But for the many ways of blurring and things such as radial blur you better use Photoshop as it has got more options : P 

Remember, effects don't make you a good artist, they are only an ADDITION.. like an ICING ON THE CAKE for your drawing. Don't rely too much on effects but use them if you know what you are doing and such.. (; 

Sorry in advance for spelling/grammatical mistakes ! (kinda Dutch here)

Can't read the guide? Please download it (;

You can download the file by clicking the 'download' button on the right side of this page !

(c) Autlaw
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Given 2016-01-30
[Stock and Resources] Tips for various blur filters (Photoshop) by Autlaw is a helpful and easy to follow tutorial for both digital painters and photo manipulators on how to add depth of field or motion using blur filters! ( Featured by Cassy-Blue )
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PlatinumShepka Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much !:happybounce: 
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Crystal-Zen Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which Photoshop is this for..? Or is it for all of them..?
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Autlaw Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I made the tutorial with Photoshop CC, I am not sure if all the tools I explained above are available in every (older) photoshop version. But I think if you have CS2 or higher most of them should be available when it comes to the blur filter :) 
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deviouslydevon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
It was very educational.
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Greatnini Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! Very helpful! Thanky a lot :D
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AaraIsArtist Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How long have you been drawing?!
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:iconautlaw:
Autlaw Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ehmm since I was 3 years old. But I really started to go serious from the age of 11 or 12 or so xD
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AaraIsArtist Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! You have amazing art! :D
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misterdoe Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great tips! :+fav:
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Kenai-Okami75 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks again! I tried this out and used it on my newest fancomic page: Crucible Page 38 by Kenai-Okami75
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Laghrian Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Congratsssss on DD ;-;! You deserve it!
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Autlaw Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much ! ;u; 
I didn't expect it to happen for this tutorial though ahaha. Makes me even more surprised though ;u;
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Laghrian Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm but it is easy and shows the most important things. I am using it ^^ and I love it because I am so silly I never know those options xD now I do. And maybe saying it changes my life it is too much but it really DID changed my life and my drawings a lot XD
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Kenai-Okami75 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! Thank you and congrats on the DD!
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Autlaw Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! And thank you : D !
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MMiigo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so helpful like I don't even know where to start ;; Thank you <33 I will definitely start trying out blurring now that I have something like this to look at as a reference 
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Autlaw Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No problemo (: ! 

I hope it'll come in handy : D 
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Psychopomp16 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
wow, that was incredibly helpful!! Thank you so much for putting this together!!
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Autlaw Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem : D I am glad to hear it is helpful C: 
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Drayuu Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice tutorial!
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hannahv92 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
wow this is super helpful, glad I came across this tutorial ! thank you for making it :)
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Sheepisch Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016
Wow nice! It's really clear how you can apply those blurs!
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janedj Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!!
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Myronavitch Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
I never cease to be amazed how many cool things that can be done with this wonderful software.  I like this tip and look forward to using it soon.
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Eeren Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely work! Well done! :) 
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LuceamLuceo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
Great tips! Thank you very much for this :)
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Zaitsu-Hatter Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Now this. This is interesting. Never though about them that way. Thanks for taking the time to make this! :D
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ArtKosh Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016   Traditional Artist
Useful tips! Thanks a lot! :star: 
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mariasim Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you very much. I was searching for tutorial like this long ttime. I will definitely try this blurs. :-)
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your much deserved DD! :clap:
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Autlaw Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you : D !
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ShadowDrakkon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I must say that these tips are extremely helpful and very easy to understand, including artistic examples and examples from the program to help with the blurring techniques and fine tuning them to get the best possible outcome.
Thank you very much for sharing these techniques and tips, and congratulations on receiving a Daily Deviation!
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Autlaw Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you think so :> 

Thank you very much as well for the compliments : D !
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ShadowDrakkon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome!
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surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
Congratulations!  :heart:

Great and useful tutorial!
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bitsyart Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Extremely helpful :) Thank you so much!
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Moltenkitty Featured By Owner Edited Jan 30, 2016  Student General Artist
That was great and I actually understood everything and didn't get confused :la:! Really helpful thanks as I hope to use photoshop when I can get into digital art <3 Also congratulations on your DD! :clap: :love: :huggle:
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Autlaw Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha I'm glad it wasn't confusing :, D I tried my best to explain things as clearly as possible :> 

And thanks ;u; !!
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Moltenkitty Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Student General Artist
<3
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I usually use normal blur and motion blur. This tutorial is very helpful.
Thanks for making this!
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Stixwitdafix Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
Using smart filters can help a lot more. You can still use a mask and the effect parameters can be changed at any time during the process.
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Autlaw Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah yes I heard of that option before, never really dived far into it though. But there's always room for me to learn new stuff of course (; I'll see if I can go experimenting with them soon, who knows I can add them to this guide as well once I figure out how to work with them : P 
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AnAngelicDay Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG Thank you so much for your tips!! I never tried using layer masks before - I think this is a good chance for me to try it! Thank you so much! :)
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alawrence20 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
Awesome tut! Thanks! :)
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so very much for this very detailed and very useful tutorial! 
The Daily Deviation is well-deserved!
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Autlaw Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No problemo : D ! And thanks :heart: !
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're more than welcome! :)
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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Autlaw Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you <3 !!
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
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