How To: Give Your Images a Zoom Burst Effect Using Photoshop

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.

If you give this a shot, be sure to share your results over on the Inspiration board.

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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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