Creating your own dreamy background .... using the blur motion filter


Senior Member
Thanks, Sue. This was fun. Did add a screen blend to final.

Sue C

Esteemed Senior Member
really pretty .... love the gentle shades of the final background ... your kitty is adorable


Miss Social Chatty-ness
OMGoodness ... I have my work cut out for me to match all these beauties ... thanks, Sue, for another most interesting challenge


New Member
Interesting results ... my first attempt didn't have enough contrast (I knew it right away) so I searched for a photo with more colors (original choice only had 2 colors)


Fun project! thanks for sharing your time and talent!


Premier Senior Member
I really like this technique. I've used pulled pixels to achieve background paper, but I prefer the softer look of the blur technique. Thanks for the idea.

BTW - You can 'cut' your text from your new background paper. You can either use 'horizontal text mask' in your text tool option list; or you can clip your background paper to your text layer. You will not need to simplify text to clip it to any background paper/photo.

I prefer to clip rather than use horizontal text mask. It provides more flexibility because you can move the text around the background and you can even change the font after clipping. That is why you do not simplify the text prior to clipping.

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