Photoshop offers many ways to alter images. In this article, you can learn how to blur an image in photoshop. 

How to Blur an Entire Image in Photoshop

Blurring an entire photo in Photoshop is easy. Simply use the following steps.

First, click the “Filter” dropdown menu. Click blur. Then click gaussian blur. After that, all you need to do is click ok. Once you do, your entire image will have a blur effect. 

How to Blur Part of an Image in Photoshop

Sometimes, the effect you are going for requires you to blur only part of an image. 

To do this, start by using one of the selection tools. You can use the lasso tool or the marquee tool for this. Then create a new layer for your selection.

After that, you can use the blur method from the last section. Apply that blur filter to either layer. This lets you blur the selection or the background image.

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How to Blur Faces in Photoshop (Easy Method)

Creating a blur effect on people’s faces requires a similar process. For this application, the elliptical marquee tool often works best.

Use the elliptical marquee to select a person’s face. Put that on a different later and apply a gaussian blur. 

As a result, the person’s face will have a blur effect. The rest of the image will not.

How to Blur Faces in Photoshop (Advanced Method)

Here is an advanced way to blur a face. Begin by selecting the face you want to blur and putting it on another layer.

Then click “Quick Mask.” This will show you which pixels you have selected. Apply a gaussian blur while in quick mask mode. 

Then save the selection and use the “Lens Blur Filter.” This will create a depth of field effect. 

How to Blur in Photoshop CS6

Photoshop CS6 has a few blur filters from which you can choose. The simplest way is to use the blur filter. 

There are additional blur options in the blur gallery. These offer more flexibility compared to the one-step blur function.

How to Blur Text in Photoshop

Blurring text is a lot like blurring other objections and selections. But there is one additional step. You will need to select your text layer. Then convert your text to a smart object. Once that is done, you can follow your typical blur process.