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Blur, Sharpen and Smudge Tool in Photoshop

How To Use Blur, Sharpen And Smudge Tool In Adobe Photoshop

We will learn where and how to use blur, sharpen and smudge tool.

Blur Tool : The Blur Tool is used to paint a blur effect. Each stroke made using the Blur Tool will lower the contrast between affected pixels, making them appear blurred. You can increase the brush size using ‘]’ key.

Sharpen Tool :The Sharpen tool focuses soft edges in a photo to increase clarity or focus. An image appears clear, with detail, contrast in high detail. In short, as its name, it make images look sharp.

Smudge Tool : The smudge tool is used to smear paint on your canvas. You can use the smudge tool by clicking on the smudge icon and clicking on the canvas and while holding the mouse button down, dragging in the direction you want to smudge.


In Photoshop, the Smudge tool is used to smear ink or paint across a surface. This can be done by dragging the mouse pointer across the surface of a particular image, which will smear and blend pixels with those on top.

The blur tool is one of the most popular tools in Photoshop. It can be used to create a light or strong blur on an object or layer. There are many different ways to use this tool, for example it can be applied to the whole image, leaving the rest of the photo intact; it can also be applied to a specific object within an image.

The Sharpen Tool in Photoshop is a great way to bring out details that may have been lost in an image. This tool can help bring out the texture of fabric, make hair look more feathered and make colors pop. It also helps to reduce noise and graininess in images.

The Blur Tool is a powerful Photoshop tool that can be used to create a soft-focused effect for an image. It's also very useful for hiding imperfections in an image such as dust, scratches, and reflections. In this article, we go over how to use the Blur Tool on both Mac and PC.

The Sharpen Tool is a quick and easy way to sharpen, or unsharpen, an image. It's good for bringing out features that may be hidden in an image or making low resolution images look more crisp. You can adjust the effect by changing the radius and threshold settings under 'Options'.

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