Preview for Radial and Zoom Blur like in Affinity Photo

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Please update Radial and Zoom Blur like it is in Affinity Photo - or at least with a Preview. Many 1000 thanks in advance.
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Roland

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Mikey

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Come on Adobe get your act together, this feature has been needed for years!!! The Radial blur us just too cumbersome as it currently is.
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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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Having a real preview for radial and zoom blur would be handy.
I suggest to apply the blur on a duplicate layer and to play with opacity. You can even play with blend modes and adding a layer is necessary anyway for masking.
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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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It's a Photoshop Elements question.
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Stefan Klein

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I missed that. Sorry!
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Roland

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Michel, there is a difference between accurate and precise (in Europe it is so...). And we must definitely not talk about efficiency in comparison to Affinity Photo. But I am not surprised anymore. USA and Saudi Arabia are the last two countries left, which could also not manage it to change to metric system (everything simply x 10 and / 10),  what is FAR easier and less error prone than the US statue system (sometimes x 12, sometime x 3 etc. etc. and the opposite)...
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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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Roland,
I can't tell precisely how often I do use the radial  blur... perhaps once every year.
I have to thank you for getting me to test and experiment with the available feature. Believe me, I just discovered how to center the blur using the preview panel. Before, I did extend the canvas to put the focus in the center of the new canvas!
Now, I have found a quick way to center with a 2 or 3 percent of canvas width max error. Not bad for the purpose of blurring which is to lose sharpness. That said, I'd prefer a 'what you see is what you get' process.
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Michel, I am afraid we're talking about two different things. I am talking about 45 megapixel images, showing full body (not only head or eye) and I want to set the centre of the Zoom Blur exactly (!) on the centre of the iris. Anyway, this is the wrong thread, I accidentally put this into the Photoshop Elements section instead of Photoshop section.
I wish you a Merry X-mas and a Happy New Year.

PS: And for me and all other Photoshop users - complaining this since 2005 or so - I wish a Radial/Zoom blur which can set pixel exact without fumbling. I'd prefer that rather than all this super difficult to implement 3D functions, 98% of all Photoshop (normal Ps not Express) users never use. But an easy to pixel exact Zoom blur can not be implemented since 12 year - oh wow, this must be the really hard stuff to code. ;)