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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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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Yeah, it's not about masking and blending. It's for setting CENTRE of blur accurate and efficient, without needing 100's of attempts or so, until you hit to point you want to be the centre accidentally. Adobe should check how easy it is to apply zoom blur in Affinity Photo. It should be at least possible to set the centre like it can be done for lens flare - also this is totally  inconvenient compared to Affinity Photo, but anyway better as current Radial/Zoom blur of Photoshop where it is a try-and-error method :(
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I guess the next best thing is to use those filters without previews like Radial Blur as a Smart Filter, so at least it's easier to change than just running it, having to undo, run it again, etc.
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I can set the center accurately enough.
Tip: set your grid to show four divisions, like in the preview.
(grid line every 25%)
Click on the desired center in the grid view, hold and move that point to the center.
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JEA,
guess the next best thing is to use those filters without previews like Radial Blur as a Smart Filter, so at least it's easier to change than just running it, having to undo, run it again, etc.
Could you comment on how you would do that in Elements?
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Why don ́t you use Photoshop ́s blur-gallery? It has a radial blur with real time preview. Zoom blur can be simulated with a couple of path blurs in blur-gallery.
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It's a Photoshop Elements question.
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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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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. ;)