Going wrong with my Gaussian Blurring.

Explorer ,
Apr 06, 2022 Apr 06, 2022

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Hi All,

 

I am looking to apply a Gaussian blur to the inner radius of a circle using the blur/gaussian tool. I'd like the depth of the blur to be pretty thick, see arrows as a guide in the attached image. 

 

I've attached a short video of my attempt. Any ideas where I am going wrong here.  I'm sure this is simple and a gentle pointer in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thankyou

 

Rob  🙏🏼

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 06, 2022 Apr 06, 2022
The screen recoding does not show you applying Layer > Layer Mask > From Transparency. 

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Apr 06, 2022 Apr 06, 2022

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What are you selecting? 

Why do you switch to Quick Mask Mode? 

 

To edit the Transparency indespendently from the pixels’ color values convert it to a Layer Mask (Layer > Layer Mask > From Transparency) and edit the Mask. 

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Apr 06, 2022 Apr 06, 2022

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Thanks for replying I did attach an image to show you the effect i was trying to achieve. I would like to apply a deep faded edge to the inner circle on the coloured layer.  Hope you follow what I am trying to ask for help with.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 06, 2022 Apr 06, 2022

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If a plain Feather (see Properties Panel) on a Layer Mask doesn’t suffice, maybe you should focus on non-destructive techniques like a knock out Smart Object, that maintains editability. 

Screenshot 2022-04-06 at 16.47.04.png

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Explorer ,
Apr 06, 2022 Apr 06, 2022

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Sorry I posted a reply to quickly below.. Let me look through what you have so kindly shared above and see how I get on. Brb soon..

 

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Screenshot 2022-04-06 at 16.22.24.png

 I followed exactly what you said above yet still i cannot see the faded knock out feather effect..  I must be missing something you are saying here Ive followed what you said word for word...

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Apr 06, 2022 Apr 06, 2022

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What is the content of Layer 1? 

 

Edit: My screenshot should show that the knock-out Layer has a circular shape and Smart Filters applied to it. 

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Apr 06, 2022 Apr 06, 2022

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I tried the new layer mask option as you mention but I don't seem to have a layer mask as a menu item?  

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The screen recoding does not show you applying Layer > Layer Mask > From Transparency. 

Screenshot 2022-04-06 at 16.36.14.png

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Screenshot 2022-04-06 at 16.08.50.png

Thanks for the screenshot CP.

Now at least I have the correct layer masked transparency.  I tried the same technique as in my first post and still the edge of the rainbow coloured circle has a sharp edge and no gaussian blur transistion.. Photoshop can be so frustrating to use sometimes 😉

 

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The Layer Mask needs to be selected to be edited/filtered. 

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I guess my advice so far may be too complicated here. 

 

So a different approach: 

No Quick Mask. 

Just load the transparency as a Selection. 

Apply it as a Layer Mask to the Layer. 

Apply Feather in the Properties Panel. 

Apply Filter > Other > Minimum if the sharp edge of the original transparency is noticable. 

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I think perhaps whene you give advice you may be thinking everyone is on your level.. Your screenshots definitley help and I am grateful for you trying to help. 

 

So for the sake of clarity. Just load the selection as transparency. Are you referring to my Rainbow png file ?

The option to apply a layer mask from the menu bar is no longer there.

Where would I find the properties panel. I looked this up on youtube but its really misleading.

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Apr 08, 2022 Apr 08, 2022

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layerMaskFeatheringTest2Scr.gif

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Apr 11, 2022 Apr 11, 2022

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Hi 

I am very grateful for you trying to help me still and also your video. As you can see, I put my Photoshop screen alongside your video and you can see your mask has a black hole in the middle of it. When I add a mask layer as you did it has no black hole in it. From that point I was unable to follow what you have shown in the video.

 

Any ideas why my layer mask might be different to yours ?

 

Thanks again

Rob

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OK so Ive tried my best now to follow the above instructions. Again it didnt work 😞

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