Photoshop Tutorial: Adding a motion blur and using a layer mask

In today’s short video tutorial, I’m going to run through how to create the effect of a motion blur in Photoshop. This is pretty easy to do using filters such as the, ahem, “motion blur” filter. If you apply the motion blur to the whole image, then the whole lot looks blurry so for that reason I’m using a layer mask to reveal only the parts of the image that should be blurred. This gives a more realistic appearance to the blur. There is nearly always two ways to do things in Photoshop, so what you see here before you is one method. All comments and suggestions are welcome!


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