6. When you’re finish with masking work, change the masking mode to standard mode by clicking the edit in standard mode button in your pallete
7. Duplicate your layer,
change the layer name to ‘blur’
8. Apply ‘gaussian filter’ or ‘lens blur’ to your blur layer.
Play with the radius for better result.
Here’s mine as you’ve seen it at the top page of this tutorial..
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