Working with the Blur Quick Brush Controls

You use the Blur Quick Brush adjustment to soften the area of the image the adjustment is brushed on.

Figure. Image before and after a Blur Quick Brush adjustment.
To brush the Blur adjustment on an image
  1. Select an image.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • In the Adjustments inspector or the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, choose Quick Brushes > Blur from the Adjustments pop-up menu.

    • In the tool strip, choose Blur from the Quick Brush pop-up menu (with a brush icon).

    The Blur Brush HUD appears, and the Blur adjustment controls appear in the Adjustments inspector and the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, if both are shown.

  3. Specify the brush stroke settings using the controls in the Blur Brush HUD.

    For more information about the controls in the Brush HUD, see Controls in the Brush HUD. For more information about applying brush strokes to an image, see Working with Brushes.

  4. Brush the adjustment on the area of the image where you want to soften or obscure detail.

The visual details are softened in the area of the image where the Blur Quick Brush adjustment is applied.

To modify the Blur adjustment after it has been applied to an image
  1. Select an image with the Blur adjustment applied to it.

  2. In the Blur area of the Adjustments inspector or the Adjustments pane of the Inspector HUD, modify the Blur adjustment by specifying the amount of the adjustment you want to apply to the image using the Amount slider and value slider.

    Figure. Controls in the Blur area of the Adjustments inspector.

The previously applied Blur adjustment is modified.