Adobe Photoshop Blur Filters


What isn’t a better time to sit back, relax, and spend some quality time seeing the characteristics of the different types of blur filters? In this blog, we will cover the different types of blur filters you can find in Adobe Photoshop. Feel free to skip ahead to the type of blur you want to see and read about.



Box Blur


The first blur filter we will look at is the Box Blur. This blur filter does almost what the title says it is. It blurs the layer or image in the form of a box. This blur effect is ideal to blur an image or layer with a lot of defined edges or points.


Gaussian Blur


The Gaussian Blur filter is probably the most commonly used blur filter. It is very nice to achieve an even blur across the layer or image. This blur is most aesthetic to the eye. This blur filter is great for making something look smooth and subtle.


Lens Blur


The Lens Blur effect is very similar to the Gaussian Blur in that it is very even and smooth. Although, with the Lens Blur, you have more options to refine the type of blur you want to achieve. This blur filter mimics a camera lens’s characteristics, making the effect very photorealistic.


Motion Blur


This is a really cool and artistic blur filter. Motion Blur allows you to blur an image or layer in a certain direction. You can set the angle at which it blurs and this gives the artwork a unique look without it being too artificial.


Radial Blur


This blur effect is similar to the Motion Blur effects. Instead of an angle, this blur effect originates from the center. It gives it a groovy, almost psychedelic look. It might be cool to give this effect to a colorful piece of art or background.


Shape Blur


The Shape Blur filter allows you to create a blur to a custom shape. This is great if you want to blur a layer or image to a certain shape constraint. This can also create some cool artistic effects depending on the shape you choose.


That is all of the different editable blur filters in Photoshop. There is of course the blur, blur more, and smart blur options. But those are more generic and do not produce a specific pattern. We hope you find this information resourceful, and make sure to keep following our blog posts!


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