How to Blur Background in Photoshop
In today’s tutorial, you will learn how to blur background in Photoshop. Open the picture you need in the Photoshop app. Select the photo layer. Press Ctrl+J on your keyboard to create two copies of the layer. Double click on the layer to rename it. Name the first copy ‘blur’ and name the second copy ‘man’. Click on the eye next to background layer to hide it. Click on the man layer. Choose Selection tool from the left side bar. Select the object you want to be in focus. Click on ‘Select and Mask’ at the top menu bar once you’re done. Click ‘Ok’ in the new window. Click on ‘Add vector mask’ icon at the Layers panel. Select the blur layer. Press Ctrl on your keyboard and click on the mask thumbnail. Click on the outline. Click on ‘Select’ at the top menu bar and choose ‘Modify – Expand’ from the list. Set Expend by to 30 pixels and click ‘Ok’. Right-click on the selection and choose ‘Fill’ from the list. Set Contents to ‘Content-Aware’ and click ‘Ok’. Wait until is done. Click on ‘Select’ at the top menu bar and choose ‘Deselect’. If you click on the eye next to the blur filter you will see the man layer doesn’t have background. If you click on the eye next to the man layer you will see the blur layer doesn’t have a man on it. Choose Blur layer. Click on ‘Filter’ at the top menu bar. Select ‘Blur Gallery Tilt-Shift’ from the list. Click on the circle in the center of the photo to move the blur lines. Adjust the blur pointer at the top right-side bar. You will see the background will get blurred. Click ‘Ok’ at the top once you’re done. Wait until the effect is applied. Your blurred photo is ready.