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    GlitterGirl
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      I had these pictures that I didn't want to use due to the awful background in the pics. I tried adding other backgrounds and textures to the photo, but nothing looked like I wanted. So….I happened upon a tutorial that would blur a background using glaussian blur on my CS5. I took the blur to the extreme, but it got rid of all the background stuff that took away from the main subjects…my girls!
      OOPS! I put in the wrong picture. Let me try again. Sorry!!

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        Now…maybe these are the correct pics.
        [img:width=600&height=530]/wp-content/uploads/2014/1333563429_45_FT151642_holly_and_bryn_bad_background_.jpg[/img]

        [img:width=600&height=530]/wp-content/uploads/2014/1333563429_45_FT151642_good_background_tea_time.edit_.jpg[/img]

        I'm experiementing now with adding splashes of color to the background before I blur the picture. I'm having a hard time using the Quick Selection tool…it wants to enclose the entire picture. I'm not giving up!

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        Krissy
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          Now that is cool. I have a lot of pictures with bad backgrounds. Your girls are very beautiful. How is your daughter liking her new job?

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            Thanks so much, Linda. Well….my daughter finally decided to go back to college! YEA!
            She is doing great. She has a 114 average in Anatomy and an A in everything else. She studies all the time…Wish she had discovered studying in high school! !lol

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              Debbie your girls are lovely and so is your edit

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                Oh yes, I love using gaussian blur all the time in my PSP program for my photos – it can hid a lot of stuff you don't need to see!

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                  Do they something like this for PSE???

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                    That's cool… What kind of program is that?????

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                      Debbie, that is amazing!!!! What Kathi said, is there something like that in PSE?
                      *** Your girls are gorgeous!!!!

                      *** Where have you been, I've missed you!!!!!!

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                        I know they have gaussian blur in Photo Shop so I would think they have it in PSE.

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                          Debbie, you did a terrific job on the blur!! What a great pic!!

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                            Deb we've missed you around here! Great pic of the girls!

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                              Love this Debbie. Great job, now it's time for me to strat playing again in ps. Yes, we have missed you.

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                                Oh, thanks, Girlies….You know how life is….sometime it takes over our fun time! I've just been so busy with Life that I haven't had time to do what I love.

                                The only thing that you have to have it the quick selection tool and the blur feature…which PSE has both. I discovered that after you use Quick select and inverse…you can add swishes of color with a soft brush before you blur the background. That gives a lovely background….but I'm having trouble using the Quick Selection tool after I've run an action. I'm still practicing. When I perfect the technique…I'll post! Gotta share ideas with my Sisters!!
                                I'll got and look for the simple tutorial that I used to get started…I'll post it here.

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                                  Love that edit! Great job!

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