Using the Blur Tool

The Blur tool in our Edit tools, is a versatile tool to help draw focus on your image. Whether you wish to blur photos to create depth of field, add surreal effects, or draw your audience’s attention to what matters most, this tool can help you out.

Step 1: To get started, open your image in the Photo Editor. Next, go into the Edit menu and choose Blur.

Step 2: Choose Adjust from the Blur tool menu. You can control the intensity of your photo blurring using the Amount slider.

Step 3: The second option in the Blur tool menu is Erase, which gives you the ability to blur selected parts of your image. Choose Erase from the menu, then adjust Brush Size, Brush Hardness, and Brush Strength. Erase over the parts of the image you want in focus to isolate your subject. You can also toggle the Remove or Keep button to add or remove the blur effect. 

Step 4: Click Apply to save your changes.

Step 5: Continue adding to and editing your creation. If you're done, be sure to save your project!

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