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.
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.
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.
7. Go to the Channels panel.
8. Hold down the Ctrl (PC) or Cmd (Mac) key and click on the RGB thumbnail.
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.
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.