Forums > Digital Art and Retouching > How to get this motion blur look?

Photographer

Sonn

Posts: 338

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120716/19/5004d20d19ea7_m.jpg

Anyone know how to create this effect?

I have been playing around in photoshop with lots of different motion blur ideas but i cant seem to get it.
(the way the model seems to be blurred off both sides)


Any tips greatly appreciated smile

Dec 07 12 08:20 pm Link

Photographer

BTHPhoto

Posts: 6839

Fairbanks, Alaska, US

Duplicate the primary layer, use motion blur to the right on the new layer, duplicate the primary layer, use motion blur to the left.  The example looks like the duplicate layers may have been set to multiply or overlay as well.

Dec 07 12 08:30 pm Link

Photographer

Sonn

Posts: 338

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Thanks i got it smile

Dec 07 12 09:21 pm Link

Retoucher

AKMac

Posts: 365

London, England, United Kingdom

This might be a stupid question, but how do you get motion blur Left and Right. The only options in the PS Motion Blur Filter are Angle and Distance, but no matter what angle is selected, the filter pushes the blur in both directions.

Dec 08 12 06:51 am Link

Retoucher

Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

AKMac wrote:
This might be a stupid question, but how do you get motion blur Left and Right.

Put a black mask on the blurred layer and reveal the part that you want to show. Like this:

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2164/blurj.jpg

Dec 08 12 06:59 am Link