P: Modernize and improve the Radial Blur filter

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LEGEND ,
Mar 01, 2012 Mar 01, 2012

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i want to be able to select the vanishing point directly inside the image and get a gpu supported real-time preview

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Adobe Employee , Dec 06, 2016 Dec 06, 2016
Hi Roland, appreciate the request. I see our community professionals have provided some solutions/workarounds to achieve some better results.  I've converted your question into a feature request for the team) We do listen and implement a lot of suggestions:  https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop-ecosystem/ct-p/ct-photoshop?page=1&sort=votes_desc&filter=released&tabid=ideas

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LEGEND ,
Mar 09, 2012 Mar 09, 2012

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Agreed. I would love it to work similar to the gradient tool so that I can target the vanishing point, the size of it and even the intensity of the spin or zoom.

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New Here ,
Mar 31, 2012 Mar 31, 2012

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Radial blur has amazing potential, but is stunted by an interface that's old, imprecise and hard to control. It could really benefit from a total overhaul, like the crop tool did in CS6. How about intuitive controls like iris blur, or integrating it with the perspective tool so it relates with the scene and updates in real-time?

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LEGEND ,
Aug 15, 2013 Aug 15, 2013

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For the filter Radial Blur, it would be extremely helpful to have a thumbnail of the layer and want to blur. Sometimes, I like to blur objects that is off centered and seeing the image would help a lot.

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LEGEND ,
Oct 05, 2013 Oct 05, 2013

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When are you going to rebuild the “Radial Blur” filter this filter is not used a lot but sometimes it is the perfect filter for the job. BUT it is a pain in the butt to use, you must keep going back and forth to see if you got what you needed. Please make this filter user friendly.

Anyone else that agrees with me please make a post for this request.

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LEGEND ,
Oct 05, 2013 Oct 05, 2013

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What do you mean by "user friendly"?

And actually, that filter is used very often.

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LEGEND ,
Oct 06, 2013 Oct 06, 2013

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I think you misunderstood which filter I am talking about see pict. NO preview NO indication of what you will get.

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LEGEND ,
Oct 06, 2013 Oct 06, 2013

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No, I know exactly which filter it is.

And, again, what do you mean by "user friendly"? That could mean a lot of different things. So, what exactly are you asking for?

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LEGEND ,
Oct 06, 2013 Oct 06, 2013

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If you have used this filter how can you not know what I mean by”user friendly” with most other filters you either get a preview window or you see adjustments in t he main window. With the Radial Blur filter you have to make adjustment click OK to see if you got the result you wanted if not (most of the time) you go back and try again until you get what you want.

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Participant ,
Oct 28, 2013 Oct 28, 2013

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I agree, preview is critical to being friendly to us users.

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Participant ,
Oct 28, 2013 Oct 28, 2013

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also increasing the range of the amount of blur

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Participant ,
Nov 24, 2013 Nov 24, 2013

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Also it'd be great to be able to click on the image to indicate the center of the radial blur rather than guessing by clicking in the dialog

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Explorer ,
Dec 27, 2013 Dec 27, 2013

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I agree with bot comments here. Also, is there a way to reset the filter grid back to the center after it's been moved?

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Explorer ,
Dec 27, 2013 Dec 27, 2013

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I could not agree more. It would be very helpful to have a preview in the Radial Blur box so the user can set the center of the filter accurately.
Right now the filter is not 'user friendly' at all.
Also,is there a way to reset the box to it's center?

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Explorer ,
Dec 27, 2013 Dec 27, 2013

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Agreed. Reset function would be nice as well.

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Explorer ,
Dec 27, 2013 Dec 27, 2013

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I agree. Reset option would be good too.

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Participant ,
Dec 28, 2013 Dec 28, 2013

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Actually the radial filter should be implemented in the blur gallery (like all other blur filters, as well)!

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Explorer ,
Dec 30, 2013 Dec 30, 2013

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Very much agreed. The tiny grid preview is archaic and pretty much useless for judging the strength/position of the blur.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 19, 2014 Feb 19, 2014

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Motion blur tool is very difficult to point out the focus position.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 20, 2014 Feb 20, 2014

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The Filter presented in your screenshot is called »Radial Blur« in english, maybe you can amend the title.

Unfortunately I think it has been pointed out by Adobe personnel that justifying the expenditure of updating (the interface of) old Filters would need well reasoned arguments, examples where the workflow is hindered currently and probably numbers.

And it has come up before ... (edited)
http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

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LEGEND ,
Feb 20, 2014 Feb 20, 2014

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title fixed.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 20, 2014 Feb 20, 2014

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Thanks.

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Engaged ,
Dec 05, 2016 Dec 05, 2016

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I have started this in another forum and was suggested to better try it here, but I do not want to type all the stuff again, so please have here the Link:   How to exactly position center of Radial Blur Filter?

I hope, someone at Adobe can read the link above and forward it to the developers.

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Advisor ,
Dec 05, 2016 Dec 05, 2016

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yeah, i asked this a few years ago when they created the blur gallery panel...

"why wasn't radial/zoom blur included?"

the response had something to do with Marketing believing that not enough people used the tool to justify including it with the other blurs.

so instead, now we get to continue using a 20 year old interface which lacks any sort of precision.

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Engaged ,
Dec 05, 2016 Dec 05, 2016

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Hi eartho

Are they kidding? 

You need this for a million things each day. Not only the Radial mode, but also the Zoom mode of the Radial Blur filter. Important to the power of 10. Propellers, wheels, wings of flying insects etc. etc. etc. - infinite list.

Watch this:  How to Zoom Blur in Affinity Photo, made it this afternoon.

Yeah, unfortunately Adobe is almost not listening to user base and direct contact to people who would be listening is somehow impossible.

CU, Roland

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Advisor ,
Dec 05, 2016 Dec 05, 2016

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Glad to see you found the Affinity solution. Using that program shows just how much Adobe has dropped the ball in the modern age. 

Another fine example of this is the new On1 Raw application. I picked this up last week and i'm absolutely blown away by the features and quality of the processor. 

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