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How to blur the background in Capture NX2

dbpatterson

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dbpatterson Registered since 27th May 2009
Mon 19-Oct-09 05:31 PM

I am trying to blur the background in sport pictures so the athletes stand out. I am using Capture NX2. I thought that the free hand Lasso tool would work. I very careful draw around the image I wish to remain sharp, but once I complete the lasso it takes its own, more rounded form, not what I drew. So, I used the other lasso tool that allows you to draw around an image with a bunch of straight lines. I do this, but cannot figure out how to connect the first and last points together to give my shape. It will also take its own more rounded shape once complete.

The Blur effect does work when I apply it to the outside of the lasso, but it is frustrating that what I painstakingly draw does not stay once I am finished. Maybe I am approaching this incorrectly, or using the wrong tool.

Any help greatly appreciated

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