Zoom Blur Effect in GIMP – GIMP Tutorial
If you don’t have a zoom lens or you’d like to manipulate a certain image in this style then this tutorial for GIMP should help you achieve a similar effect!
The original photograph:
Firstly open up GIMP with your image:
- Duplicate that Layer (call it ‘BLUR‘)
- On layer Blur -> GO, Filters -> Blur -> Motion Blur:
- Select Zoom Blur:
- The Length varies depending on the amount of detail in the photo or what you’d like, but 75 works nicely:
- This process of blurring might take a while for your computer to finish it!
- On Blur, right click -> add Alpha Channel:
- On Blur, right click -> add Layer Mask (White (full opacity)):
- Grab the Gradient Tool: Only FG (Black), Radial:
- Now, select from the centre and move out, as shown below: FG Only: Black, Radial:
- As you can see, the Layer Mask has revealed the in-focus text from the layer underneath:
- Remember to Apply Layer Mask:
- And that is all!
For the photography tutorial on this effect please check it out here: scottphotographics.com/lens-zoom-blur-effect-photography
And if you’d like some more inspiration check it out here: scottphotographics.com/zoom-lens-blur-effect-inspiration
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