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1. Open your image.

2. Duplicate your image (CTRL+J)

3. Go to the copy.
Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur.
apply these settings:
Radius : 20

4. Go back to your original.
Grab your Quick Selection Tool (W).
Select the subject you want the focus to be on.
It doesn't have to be very precise; again, it'll vary with every image.

5. Go back to the copy.

6. Your subject should still be selected. Grab your Eraser Tool (E).
Erase inside your selection.

7. Sharpen your image a bit to give it that extra oomf, and - Ta-Da! You're finished.

Tutorial Comments

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can you do this for gimp and let me know??

By brokenbeatbeauty on Dec 11, 2009 2:16 pm

sweet (:

By TyleRoss on Jun 12, 2009 2:49 pm

Woot, this helps lots, and its a great idea. Thank You

By KylieKARNIVORE on May 30, 2009 11:18 pm

thats cutee ;D

By ieattelevision on May 27, 2009 7:37 pm

I lied.
7 easy steps.(:

By rawrlawlz on May 27, 2009 7:12 pm

ohhh me like it im ganna try it right now thansk!!

By classypinkbarbie on May 27, 2009 1:29 pm

this is pretty simple.
i shall use this one day.

By daisyy-yupp on May 27, 2009 1:03 pm

Omg finally! I been looking for a tutorial like this forever!

By fallinsinner on May 27, 2009 2:21 am

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Author rawrlawlz View profile
Submitted on May 26, 2009
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Reviewer manny-the-dino View profile
Approved on May 27, 2009

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