Adobe Photoshop/Foggy background

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Hello,
I would like to ask you how to create such foggy background like on this picture http://500px.com/photo/19276431?from=popular
Thank you very much.

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You need to isolate that sky from the rest of the image with a selection and use Filter=Blur=Gaussian Blur. You can also do it with a duplicate layer and layer mask. It all really depends on how realistic you can make those edges where the horizon line meets the sky and the subject chopping wood.

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