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Gradient Blur Tool

Dec 25, 2013, 01:27
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Question Gradient Blur Tool
I am trying to recreate a tilt shift effect on a photo but I cannot use a gradient except once and then it cancels out the first when I try to add a second blur in an opposite corner. How do I add multiple gradient to the same image?
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Dec 25, 2013, 04:02 (This post was last modified: Dec 25, 2013 04:06 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: Gradient Blur Tool
(Dec 25, 2013 01:27)SkyeBlu1 Wrote:  How do I add multiple gradient to the same image?


One way (and a tutorial I found that works nice)
(referenced from here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/tilt-shift-...73514981/) :
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Using a quick mask when you do the gradient, it will negate the clear area and then you will have a gradient on both sides (also using the Type: Bi-linear) under the blend tool (Blend)

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Duplicate image layer if you want a back up copy of your image to revert to. Or to see before after.
(Layers > Duplicate layer...)

2.
   
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Bottom left of canvas/image, a dotted square icon near status bar, Toggle the quick mask on (it will put a pink/red overlay)
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Click the blend tool (Blend) & pick Type "Bi-linear"
Draw a focal point, how big or wide depends on how long you draw the line.
A red bar(see image) should show up where you draw it, if its red on the two outside parts, click the "<-->" icon to flip it back.
   
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4. When done, toggle quick mask off, click bottom left [_] icon off
The two parts outside of your focal point are now selected.

Now go to "Filters > Blurs... > Guassian Blur..."
Adjust accordingly...
Done.
   

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