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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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...
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.
The screen recoding does not show you applying Layer > Layer Mask > From Transparency.
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 😉
The Layer Mask needs to be selected to be edited/filtered.
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.
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.
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 ?
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