How To Blur Edges In Photoshop

How to Blur Edges in Photoshop

How To Blur Edges In Photoshop

Have you wondered how to blur edges in Photoshop? If some of the edges in your image seem a bit harsh, follow this tutorial for a quick fix. In this Seascape image, we have some jagged rocks in the background that we will soften the edges of. We’ll look at the Photoshop method and the faster way to do this with Raya Pro. We’ve also included a FREE Action for you to download.

How To Blur Edges in Photoshop


 

Step-By-Step Instructions To Blur Edges In Photoshop

 

1. The first thing we need to do is to duplicate our Background layer twice.

 

2. Select the top layer.

 

3. Go up to the Filter menu and chose Stylize > Find Edges.

How to Blur Edges in Photoshop

 

4. Desaturate this layer by pressing Ctrl+Shift+U (PC) or Cmd+Shift+U (Mac).

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5. Bring up a Levels adjustment by pressing Ctrl+L (PC) or Cmd+L (Mac).

 

6. Adjust the sliders to reduce the detail of the layer and make the edge bold.

How to Blur Edges in Photoshop

 

7. Go to the Channels panel.

 

8. Hold down the Ctrl (PC) or Cmd (Mac) key and click on the RGB thumbnail.

How to Blur Edges in Photoshop

 

9. Go back to the Layers panel.

 

10. Select the middle layer.

 

11. Now, add a new layer mask.

 

12. We don’t need the top layer anymore so we can delete it.

 

13. Select the layer with the mask.

 

14. Got to the Filter menu again, but this time select Blur > Gaussian Blur.

How to Blur Edges in Photoshop

 

15. Because we’re only applying a subtle softening to the edges we only need a small radius.

 

16. The whole image has blurred except for the edge. This is because our mask is the wrong way round.

 

17. Select the mask thumbnail and press Crtl+I (PC) or Cmd+I (Mac) to invert the layer mask.

 

18. Now the only area that is affected by the blur are the edges. That is How to Blur Edges in Photoshop.

How to Blur Edges in Photoshop

 


 

How To Blur Edges in Photoshop Using Raya Pro

How to soften edges in photoshop

1. The first thing we need to do is to duplicate our Background layer.

2. Select the top layer and go to the Filter menu and select Blur > Gaussian Blur.

3. Apply a small radius to give a subtle blur. 

How to Blur Edges in Photoshop

4. Now open Instamask and click on Edge M.

How to Blur Edges in Photoshop

5. Adjust the Levels sliders to increase the boldness of the edges outline.

6. Add a small Gaussian Blur to smoothly blend the edges of the mask.

How to Blur Edges in Photoshop

7. Select the top layer or layer that you want to apply the mask to and click on Apply.

8. Select the mask thumbnail and press Crtl+I (PC) or Cmd+I (Mac) to invert the layer mask.

 

How to Blur Edges in Photoshop


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