Image Retouching w/ Blurs

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This tutorial will help you retough your images to get better quality pics. It softens images. Look at the example above.
You may use any picture you like. I used this one:
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1. Open image.

2. Duplicate layer.
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3. Select top layer and go: Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur
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4. Change the settings. How much blur you need, depends on the picture you're using. I did this:
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5. Select blurred layer (top) and change the layer type to ovelay.
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6. If the picture ended up to bright, just change layer opacity (on the top layer).

7. When you like what you have, select top layer and merge (Ctrl+E).

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Again. How much blur do I need?
It depends on the picture. Mess with the settings. You'll get the hang of it after doing it a couple of times. I always do it on every picture I use. It improves quality a lot.

Hope this tutorial helps.

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freetimes responce:

how does it look terriable. I think it looks great! :)

By synchrox on May 21, 2009 5:17 pm

amen person below mee,
this tutorial is gr8t.

By hellotyra on Jan 17, 2009 7:47 pm

Don't comment if you don't like it. Keep it to yourself. Durrh. Great Tutorial. [: Keep up the great work!

By acejanegurl on Jul 5, 2008 1:27 pm

wow. would this guy (freetimes) calm down? haha. seriously, keeps bashing cool editing tutorials. ...that was cool, thx

By NoWorriesDesigns on Jul 5, 2008 12:26 pm

that looks terrible :(

By freetimes on Jun 22, 2008 8:26 am

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