In this quick Photoshop tutorial, we’ll learn how to create a quick highlight circle. You can use this technique to highlight objects or parts of your image. Image blurring is a very popular technique around the web. Clean and quick editing, sometimes is the most efficient way to create stunning images.
Step 1 > Open the Image
First, open the image you want to edit in Photoshop
Step 2 > Select the Circle
Pick the Elliptical Marquee Tool (M) in your toolbox. While pressing Shift on your keyboard, create a perfect circle selection around the bench. Next, go to Layer > New > Layer Via Copy to create a layer for your selection.
Select your object
Create a new layer via copy
Step 3 > Blur the Background
With the “Background” layer active go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and add 30px blur.
Press OK to confirm the Gaussian Blur effect.
Step 4 > Blending Options & Text
With the “Circle” layer active go to Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options and replace the values similar to the first image. With Type Tool (T) you can add any text to the image.
Blending Options: Stroke: Size – 15px, Blend Mode – Overlay, Opacity – 100%, Color – White (ffffff).
A simple and easy to technique. You can use this method to highlight objects in your images. You only have to adjust the stroke size to your image resolution.