|Someone asked me if I could show how to blur the background without using the quick mask method. I most certainly can and I thought I would sneak it in on the tail of the photoshop series instead of putting it somewhere else, so today is a rare Sunday post. I am sharing this technique using PSE today, it can be done in any photoshop program, and possibly even GIMP (the free PS type program) although I haven’t tried it in GIMP. So I started with this picture above. The background is a little blurred but we can blur it more.