Using Radial Focus Blur to Draw Attention to Your Subject

If you want to draw more attention to the subject in your image there are several ways of doing that and in this video Aaron Nace from Phlearn creates a special effect he calls radial focus blur to achieve just that.
The new effect uses the step and repeat and changes to the image in each step. The effect increases as you get closer to the edges of the frame. The resulting image look as if you are taking several images and stack them together bu keep the main focus on your subject.
We have looked at using blur as a creative tool on many previous videos including Stylizing a Black and White Photo in PhotoshopFacial Retouching in Photoshop Using Blur filters and many more.
You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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