How to Use Lens BlurStep 1: Navigate to Lens Blur Once you have opened your image locate the Edit tab on the left side of your canvas,and select Lens Blur. ...Step 2: Customize the Settings of Lens Blur Play around with the sliders to see what effect they have on your image. ...Step 3: Isolate the Subject of Your Image ...Step 4: Apply the Effect and Save ...
How to use Google Lens Blur on Android devices?
Open the Google Camera app, slide in your finger from the left edge of the screen and select Lens Blur. Now, keep the subject in the middle of the screen and tap the shutter icon.
What is lens blur and how does it work?
In simple words, Lens Blur creates the same effect as an SLR does by focusing on the object in the foreground and blurring the background. But unlike an SLR, using Google Camera does not mean forking out a couple hundred dollars on an expensive lens. Google Camera does this by using math that’s too complicated to understand.
What is the Best Blur level for your smartphone camera?
The default blur level being about 20% is the sweet spot. Over doing it means messing up the borders between the subject and the background as going from clear to so much blur is not something a simple camera app can handle well. Have you been using the Google Camera’s Lens Blur feature?
Can I blur out the depth of field in my photos?
Adding blur to your image during post-processing can create the illusion of a shallower depth of field than what occurred in camera. As with any photography technique, this effect can be used subtly or dramatically, depending on your style.
How to Turn Lens Blur Images into Parallax Photos
DEPTHY is an open-source project from Rafal Lindemann that turns those Lens Blur images into depth-laden parallax photos. At this point, the project is a proof-of-concept, meaning that while we can create parallax images, there isn't a whole lot we can do with them.
Step 1: Upload Your Lens Blur Image
Start by going to the DEPTHY site, which can be done from your PC, but it's easiest on your smartphone or tablet. Tap the "Load the Lens Blur photo" button, complete the action using "Documents", and browse to and select your photo from "Gallery" or "Photos".
Step 2: View and Adjust Your Image Effects
Once uploaded, your image will process and display directly on the main DEPTHY page. The website can process movements from your device's gyroscope, so go ahead and tilt your device around to see the parallax effect. If using the website on your PC, mouse movements will offer the same functionality.
Bonus Fun: 3D Pictures
Fair warning: this one is a little rough around the edges. Jaume Sanchez Elias has created a similar tool for Lens Blur photos, only instead of a parallax effect, it offers 3D depth viewing. Imagine parallax, just much more immersive.
Step 1: Create a Lens Blur Image
Open your Google Camera and select Lens Blur. Capture an image and follow the prompts as directed. After capturing the image correctly, just wait for it to finish processing (you can slide to the right to check the progress).
Step 2: Create Live Wallpaper
Now open Lens Blur LWP, select Lens Blur LWP, then tap Settings. Select your image using Choose Background, then dictate how the image will animate by choosing an Interaction Mode. You can also adjust the focus and depth effect using the scales.
Step 3: Set It & Enjoy It
Tap your back key and Apply. Depending on what interaction method you selected, you will notice your wallpaper's effect immediately. I have it set to Sensor, so the image moves as I move my device.
How to Blur Background in Photoshop Using Lens Blur & Create Shallow Depth of Field
Are you looking to achieve that creamy, background blur and shallow depth of field in your image that you were not quite able to achieve in camera? It is definitely possible to do this in Photoshop and I am going to show you how.
Photoshop Lens Blur Before and After Image
Here is the before (top) and after (bottom) of the effect we just created:
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