Use Funky Focus to Blur Backgrounds

A blurred background is a great way to put all the emphasis on your subject. This is called 'depth of field' or 'tilt-shift' and is traditionally accomplished with an expensive camera lens. Here's how to accomplish that effect in BeFunky minus all the extra gear.

Step 1: Upload a photo to the Photo Editor. 

Step 2: In the Edit menu of the Photo Editor, select Funky Focus.

Opening an image in Funky FocusStep 3: Funky Focus gives you the option to blur images using Radial mode (for a circular shaped blur) or Linear mode. You can select these options directly above the Blur Amount slider. They’re the first two symbols on the left.

Step 4: For shallow depth of field, select a narrow point of focus in your target. For further depth, simply widen your focal point. To do this, you adjust the target’s size by clicking on the blue circles and dragging them with your mouse inwards (to make smaller) or outwards (to make larger).

Selecting focus orientation in Funky FocusStep 5: Blur Amount and Opacity can be adjusted by sliding the toggle left and right until you achieve your desired look.

Step 6: By clicking on the Reverse icon you can flip which parts of your image remain in-focus or blurred. Check out the Black & White or Mosaic options as well to give some more depth and texture to your focus area.

Final Results: Before / After

Final Results with Funky Focus

7 out of 7 found this helpful