Choose Filters -> Blur -> Lens Blur. On the right of the filter interface, you’ll see a smattering of options. The only one you should concern yourself with is Radius (under Iris). As you drag the slider from left to right, you’ll see the mask get progressively blurrier along the gradient you just added.
How do I blur a layer in Photoshop?
The first step is to open the picture, create a new layer, and select the Blur tool. Before you start working on the layer from the layers panel, you can choose the way you want to blur the pixels to blend by using the mode menu. Using the slider, you can set the intensity of the blur on the layer.
How do you use the Gaussian blur mask?
Gaussian Blurring an Object
- Gaussian Blurring an Object. …
- Open an image in Photoshop (File > Open).
- With the image layer selected in the Layers panel, press Cmd/j (PC – Ctrl/j) to duplicate the layer.
- Name the upper layer Blur.
- Select the Blur layer and choose Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur.
How do you blur a layer?
Add creative blur to photos
In the Layers panel, right-click near the image name and choose Convert to Smart Object so you can add effects without permanently changing your original. To play with depth of field, choose Filter > Blur Gallery > Field Blur. You’ll see a pin in place blurring the entire image.
Why is my Gaussian Blur not working?
Gaussian blur will not work within a selection or alpha lock because it needs the space around the selection to bleed the blur. You will need another layer for the particular component that you want to blur.