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Sat, Nov 12, 2011 2:42 PM

Photoshop: Smart Objects: Ability to apply Lens Blur as a Smart Filter

Please add Lens Blur to Smart Objects!

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10 y ago

The lens blur filter can be used with smart objects. You probably need to enable all filters for smart filters by going to the Scripting folder in the relevent version of photoshop, then look in Sample Scripts>JavaScript and find the :
EnableAllPluginsForSmartFilters.jsx.

You can just browse to that script using File>Scripts>Browse and this is the dialog you get when running the script:



Added: i see you already got an answer to this in another post.

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I just went through every section of Preferences and didn't see any panel or folder for Scripting.

I also re-posted my question because it wasn't showing up under My Profile (and still isn't. Just happened to notice these responses on the home page as I was about to log off)

Where do I find this "Scripting" folder?

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10 y ago

Thanks MTSTUNER - yes I did get an answer from Jeffrey that enables Lens Blur - and that's great! However the script is a work-around and the Lens Blur (and other filters) should be fixed to work with CS6 (and better still, with a point release of CS5). I only found out about the enabling script through this forum and wouldn't in a million years have found it out on my own.

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10 m ago

Hi there,

I'm trying to make an action to do apply an adjustable Lens Blur to images.

Select subject, feather, save selection, layer via copy onto its own layer

Copy the background layer and load the above selection, then Modify/Expand 10px, then Content Aware Fill, then de-select.

Next I want to apply a Lens Blur to that new layer as a smart object so that it can later be adjusted.

So, on that layer I Convert to Smart Object then Filter, Len.... (oops ...the Lens Blur filter is grayed out!

Consequently the whole process stops there and I cannot make this action.

I made a similar action that creates a 9 point adjustable Field Blur Smart Object and it works fine, but I just wanted the option of one with a Lens Blur filter because of the shape of the Light bokeh that can be achieved using Lens Blur. 

(just trying to keep up with what most smart phones can already do these days)

I can run that 9 point Field Blur on numerous images in batch and quickly adjust them and save them out and I don't understand why the same thing can't be done using the Lens Blur filter.

Anyone know why that is happening?

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Smart Object interfering with Lens Blur filters?

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10 m ago

I already posted this yesterday but it doesn't show up so I'll post it again. I had to roll back from 22.1 to 22.0.1 to be able to use the Spot Healing tool.

Now I have run into something else that appears odd.

The Lens Blur filter will not work on a Smart Object layer.

I am trying to create an action to apply an adjustable lens blur and be able to run that option in batch on a number of open images, then edit each individually afterward..

I get as far as removing the subject from a copy of the background layer, then making that layer "Smart" then clicking Filter / Lens Blur

and that filter will not open.

I made a similar action that uses a 9 point Field Blur filter on a smart object layer and it works fine. I just wanted to create one that uses the Lens Blur filter because of that filter's ability to better control the lens shape. The action would apply the blur as starting point and then after running it in batch I could visit each photo and make adjustments to suit the photo.

Can't do that if the filter won't even open on Smart Object layer.

All this is just to keep up to smart phones and their ability to create nice out of focus backgrounds via their automatic depth mapping. I'm sure someday real cameras will catch up ...or perhaps Adobe will, but that will be counterproductive for EXPENSIVE lens sales so I'm sure the camera manufacturers have no desire to incorporate depth mapping into their equipment.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Lens Blur filter not working on Smart Object layer

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Didn't mention that the subject is of course copied onto another layer as well, :)

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9 m ago

Sorry folks but for me, this is completely unhelpful. File/Scripts/Browse simply opens File Explorer and no information has been provided here as to where to find this.

Thanks anyway. I guess there is some underlying assumption here that we are all computer Gurus and will know intuitively where to find everything 

I'm 75, and despite using computers since 1983, starting with a Coleco Adam, then a Commodore 64, then Tandy 1000 then IBM etc. etc. yet I stlll haven't reached that euphoric plateau of being a guru who would know immediately where to find the folder being referred to here.

I'll contact Adobe Support and have them do it. Thanks for at least revealing that this should work.

JFA

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Unfortunately Adobe no longer ships the sample scripts with photoshop, but you can get them from here by downloading the ScriptingListener plug-in.

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/downloadable-plugins-and-content.html

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