How to Give Your Images a Zoom Burst Effect Using Photoshop

Zoom burst photography is an effect that makes it look like you're moving towards the subject. Traditionally, it's done with a zoom lens and an open shutter, but like most other effects, it can also be done in Photoshop.

To create this effect, you will need to use a few layers, the Radial Blur tool, and of course—zoom. This tutorial will walk you through all the steps you need to create your own Zoom Burst effect.

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Going to give this effect a try on some YouTube video thumbnails to see if it help increase my clickthroughs.

Good stuff!

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