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    New to photoshop, After some guidance and hopefully a solution to a crisis lol.

    Hello people! New to photoshop and after some advice and a clear solution to a issue I am having. Here it is I am trying to get a specific look to my images I am trying to achieve a background blur and in some cases blur out specific parts also, I have learned the basics of this via youtube but still struggling I am into mainly pet photography but only minor mainly bulldogs and I'm trying to get my dogs noticed but getting lost in the noise because other people have photoshop down to T. Mainly blur and some stretching to make body parts more prominent, I can post photos up hopefully will get some people chiming in here to help. Much appreciated people. regards Curtis. Oh also I have photoshop elements 15 and a canon 100D.

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    Re: New to photoshop, After some guidance and hopefully a solution to a crisis lol.

    Curtis, go ahead and upload some images.

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    Re: New to photoshop, After some guidance and hopefully a solution to a crisis lol.

    Welcome to PSG.

    To add to what Sam said, you really need to post an example or two of pictures you have taken that you want to re-touch, as well as a couple of "goal" examples, ie, examples of what you would like your pix to look like.

    Also, you didn't mention either the lens(es) that you use, your typical lighting setup, whether or not these are indoor studio type shots or outdoor, action or posed, etc. etc.. These things are almost always much more important than the camera body, so long as the body meets minimum requirements for speed and accuracy of autofocusing and shutter delay. These days, the number of pixels is almost a non-issue -- most cameras will do just fine with respect to this.

    Finally, you have to realize that Elements is a seriously watered-down version of the full version of Photoshop and is limited in what it can do. These limitations might impact what you want to do with your pix. "Elements" is so watered down that, as far as I know, only a relatively small fraction of the regulars on PhotoshopGurus even own Elements (... e.g., I don't...). So, depending on exactly what you need to do, and if you are serious about such work, you might have to bite the bullet and learn the full version of PS.

    Again, welcome! We look forward to hearing from you.

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    Re: New to photoshop, After some guidance and hopefully a solution to a crisis lol.

    Cheers sam, Yeah tom i get that sorry for not providing enough information.. its natural light I'm using and outdoor images, my camera lense is efs 18-55 on a canon eos 100d.. If i need the other Photoshop i will also purchase that however i can achieve a decent photo in comparison to the other guys just not the blur or exaggeration on some limbs etc.. i will be quick uploading examples as soon as i log in on my phone, again thanks for the responses once i figure out how to login on another device i will be sorted lol..

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    Re: New to photoshop, After some guidance and hopefully a solution to a crisis lol.

    here are the images i am wanting to achive or the effect anyway..New to photoshop, After some guidance and hopefully a solution to a crisis lol.-moutai-jpgNew to photoshop, After some guidance and hopefully a solution to a crisis lol.-miagi-jpg

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    New to photoshop, After some guidance and hopefully a solution to a crisis lol.-moutai-2-jpgNew to photoshop, After some guidance and hopefully a solution to a crisis lol.-evil-knievel-jpg

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    Re: New to photoshop, After some guidance and hopefully a solution to a crisis lol.

    Thanks for the photos.

    Is photo distortion a common practice in Bulldog photography?

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    Re: New to photoshop, After some guidance and hopefully a solution to a crisis lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by IamSam View Post
    Thanks for the photos.

    Is photo distortion a common practice in Bulldog photography?
    Now yes before not so much, But lately the bigger kennel names are messing with Photoshop and getting better images i am on resizing the images i have myself so you can see a comparison all my dogs are down from there dogs, Either grandson or Daughter. Thanks for the help

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    Re: New to photoshop, After some guidance and hopefully a solution to a crisis lol.

    Heres mine New to photoshop, After some guidance and hopefully a solution to a crisis lol.-luna-copy-jpg

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    Re: New to photoshop, After some guidance and hopefully a solution to a crisis lol.

    Ok, next question just so I'm clear, these are example photos and not yours right? If so, post one of your photos that you would like to appear as the ones above and let's see if we can get you some help. I will add though, most of us are using Photoshop and not Elements so our help or solutions may not translate with PSE.

    EDIT: you posted while I was typing!

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