The Blurs folder contains all of the blur-related effects.
- Bilateral blur: Smooths images for a softer, untextured appearance, while retaining fine edge detail.
- Diffuse: Creates a soft focus appearance.
- Lens Blur: The lens blur is designed to more closely mimic the depth of field bokeh effects created by real lenses. It can be used in conjunction with a depth map to selectively blur different areas of the frame to different degrees.
- Motion blur: This uses optical flow techniques to identify movement in a layer and apply artificial motion blur. This can be very useful for animation or for adding exaggerated motion blur to a live action shot.
- Radial blur: Creates a circular shaped blur. The center of the blur can also be moved using the control point in the Viewer.
- Zoom blur: A blur emanating out from a central point. The center of the blur can also be moved using the control point in the Viewer.
Channel effects are used to manipulate the channels in a layer, such as RGB or luminance.
- Channel Blur: Blurs channels individually. Useful for creating the impression of chromatic aberration.
- Channel Mixer: Used to mix the color channels together. The red channel can have some of the blue channel introduced to it, for example.
- Channel Swapper: Replaces channels with other channels. For example, you can have a layer's alpha (transparency) set to correspond to its red values, or its saturation. This is useful for both color grading and compositing.
- Channel Time Shift: Moves red, green and blue channels backwards or forwards in time individually.