Using: Photoshop Elements 7 Trying to: Blur backgrounds Have tried: Select subject, inverse selection, filter, blur or gaussin blur Blur seems to have no control and makes everything pretty much one solid color. Gaussin has one control (pixels I believe). No experience here so I just tried different options. Challenge: The outline of my subject gets blurred. Taking everyone's advice on watching out for backgrounds in the photo I do try but sometimes they are there. Can anyone tell me a method to try to blur without affecting my subject?