Background Blur

Guided Photoshop Actions

  • Mini Photoshop Action pack for Creative Cloud so you can add a realistic blur to the background every time. Precise subject selection, 7 levels of blur + extra editing actions... all without the giveaway halo!

  • Online tutorial video to show you exactly how to get the best out of these actions.

  • Digital download + lifetime access



This action is for Creative Cloud Photoshop only.


This smart action allows you to add a real blur every time.


2 online video tutorials that walk you through every step.


Sent straight to your inbox & your account. 

Replicate a dreamy shallow depth of field, without effecting your subject

Introducing the

Background Blur Actions for Photoshop

Turn a distracting, busy shot into a divine scene that allows your subject to be set against a gorgeous blurred background.

This Photoshop action kit allows you to add a realistic realistic and precise background blur with NO halo around your subject. So you can wave goodbye to gaussian filter and say hello to a realistic blur with precise subject selection included, so your image is finished with a perfectly real soft-focus background every time.

This advanced Photoshop action is guided step-by-step so even beginners can use this to create a gorgeous effect on any image, in mere minutes. You remain in complete control at all times as the guided instructions pop up on screen as you go, allowing you to tailor the finished result perfectly to your image.


Precise subject selection without the "giveaway" halo!  So you can add a realistic blur to the background and recreate a dreamy shallow depth of field. 

Suitable for Mac/Windows with Adobe Photoshop versions:

  • Creative Cloud

This action works best in Photoshop Creative Cloud. You can use in earlier versions, but you'll need to use the "simple" action included instead.

Background Blur Action Kit

• A guided smart background blur action

• Compatible with Photoshop Creative Cloud CC

• Use on multiple computers both Mac & PC

• Online walk-through tutorial videos

• Instructions included

• Support & Facebook group


How does it work?

It's easy as 1, 2, 3...

  • 1

    Load Into Photoshop

    Just double click and it's installed, instantly ready to use. 

  • 2

    Play The Guided Blur Action

    You'll get instructions pop up as you go to check the selection (it selects your subject automatically!) and make changes if needed.

  • 3

    Paint on the blur, without masking

    Simply paint on the blur without tricky masking. Choose from different blur effects, all ready set in your layers panel... done!

Blur the background every time, with no tricky masking...


Frequently Asked...

Is this compatible with my version of Photoshop?

These actions are compatible with Photoshop on Mac or Windows:

• Photoshop Creative Cloud Only

(not compatible with Photoshop Elements or older versions of Photoshop. Not compatible with tablet or mobile devices).

You will have 2 different files in your download for Photoshop Creative Cloud older versions and Photoshop Creative Cloud updated versions Dec' 2022 and more recent.

• Get a free trial of Photoshop Creative Cloud here: Get Adobe Creative Cloud

What are Photoshop Actions?

Photoshop Actions are a series of pre-recorded editing steps that you can "play" over your image using Adobe Photoshop on your computer. It's like watching an invisible editor take over your screen for a fraction of a second to set up all the layers you need.

You need your Photoshop Action panel and layers panel open.

I have designed every step of the action commands to adapt to your image. LSP Actions leave 100% room for flexibility and are non-destructive to your background layer. The open layers included mean you can tweak, reverse engineer and adapt if you like to suit your tastes even further. If you do not have experience in using Photoshop actions, please refer to the LSP online video tutorials. You can also find more information about using Photoshop Actions on Adobe's website here.

I'm a beginner, is this suitable for me?

Though these LSP Photoshop Actions have been designed to the highest professional standards, many beginners find these so user-friendly.

It is important to have a working knowledge of Photoshop for best results as the actions require some experience in using the Photoshop actions and layers panel.

The video tutorials walk you through step by step. I recommend watching the video tutorial first if in doubt to see if it is something you could do.

Please note: A working knowledge of Photoshop means you will be able to get started quicker in using these. If you are a complete beginner, please follow the video tutorials step-by-step. Lauren at LSP Actions cannot personally walk you through using these, but support is provided in the LSP Actions Facebook Group.

There is a lot of information online about using Photoshop actions, layers and brushes at

What is the refund policy?

Our products are digital downloads. Once you purchase and download a product, you have gained access so it cannot be returned. However, customers may request a refund under the following circumstances:

• If the file is corrupt or faulty you are entitled to a replacement. 


• If within 14 days of purchase, you have any issues at all with your product, please reply to your order confirmation email and describe your issue. We will endeavor to help with your issue(s) and may require further information and co-operation from you during the troubleshooting phase.

• If the product you have purchased still does not work as advertised/described after we have assisted you, and provided you initially contacted us about any issues within 14 days of the order, then we will refund you.

• We can issue a refund without question if you have not yet downloaded your purchased product (this shows at our end) or if you have accidentally purchased the same product more than once. If this applies, email

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I've been let down in the past, are these worth it?

There is a reason LSP Actions was voted "Best Professional Photographic Software" the last four years in a row and are used by some of the world's best photographers to achieve stunning results. To put it simply, LSP Actions work. On all images. Exactly as they say they do. 

We are committed to setting an industry standard for the highest quality Actions and Presets available to you and have help and support available to help you get the very best out of this action set.

Can I enter the images edited with LSP Actions into competitions?

Yes. Many photographers who use the LSP Actions are finding their images are doing better in photography competitions and winning awards. Please do check the individual rules of the competition to make sure you are allowed to use Actions or Presets.

How do I watch the video tutorials?

If I lose the file or my computer crashes, do I have to buy it again?

Once you purchase LSP Actions, you keep it for life. The files are available again to download in your account any time. Any problems, email us at with your purchase information and we will quickly get a replacement out to you for free.

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Meet The Creator

Hi I'm Lauren. A professional rock bassist turned internationally award-winning photographer and designer (plus a mother of four spirited young kids).

I developed and launched LSP Actions for busy photographers who are savvy enough to know they need to crank up the "WOW factor" of their photography and speed up the turnaround for client galleries, but refuse to compromise on quality when it comes to their images. And now? I want to help you get the most out of your editing. Whether you're a beginner or pro, come and join the private LSP Actions Editing Group for Photographers over on Facebook [join group] to advance your editing and learn more about LSP Actions.

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