Adding Motion Blur – Episode #54
Today we are answering a question many of our viewers have asked – How do I create a motion blurred background. We decided to use my car for the photo to go over a couple of different ways of adding Blur. To start off, we make a copy of the background layer and clone stamp over the majority of the car. The reason we are doing this is because the car will be present in the blur if it is not first obscured. After getting the car out of the way, we apply a motion blur going from right to left, to make it look as though the car is moving in the scene. From there we mask the car back into the image. Next we take care of the wheels and tires, blurring both of those. It wouldn’t make sense to use a motion blur for the wheels and tires, as they are moving in a circle, so instead we chose a radial blur. To do this, first make a selection around the area you want to blur, and choose radial blur, choosing spin, not zoom. Photoshop will use the center of your selection as your blur center.