How to blur only part a photoAnswered
I am trying to blur only parts of a photo and in my case, it is the number plates of cars. The rest of the photo must stay sharp. How to go about it?
In the Effects tab add a Blur filter. Adjust it so the plates look the way you want and ignore everything else happening in the photo. Once you have the blur looking the way you want click in the Show Mask icon next to the button to turn the effect off & on. Press B to select the Brush Tool, then make sure its Mode is set to Paint Out. Now you can brush over the areas you want to keep sharp.
You can read about the masking tools starting on page 113 in the User Guide.1
Thank you so much Brian. Is there not an easier way to just paint the blur effect on instead of using the brush to paint the areas that should stay sharp?0
You can press Command/Control-I to Invert the mask then paint it in where needed.0
OK thanks very much. I managed to do what I needed.0
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