How to Blur Edges in Photoshop


Blurring out the edges manually in Adobe Photoshop can be complicated, but there is an easier way to do it. With your picture open in Photoshop, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Rectangular Marquee Tool.

    Rectangular Marquee Tool
    Click on the Rectangular Marquee Tool.
  2. Select the middle part of the picture – the part you do not want to blur.

    Select the picture
    Select the part of the image you do not want to blur.
  3. Go to Select > Inverse.

    Inverse the selection
    Go to Select > Inverse.
  4. Next, go to Select > Feather.

    Go to Select > Feather.
  5. Adjust the Feather Radius according to the amount of blur you want. In our case, we adjusted it to 70 pixels for a strong blur effect. Click OK.

    Adjust the radius
    Adjust the Feather Radius, and click OK.
  6. Then, press Delete on your keyboard. Finally, go to Select > Deselect.
    Deselect the picture
    Press Delete on your keyboard and go to Select > Deselect.

    The edges of your image will now be blurred.

    The results
    Your image’s edges are now blurred.

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