Create Realistic Blurring with Lens Blur

The Lens Blur tool mimics the depth of field and bokeh you can get with professional SLR lenses, and gives you a realistic effect in the editing process. Bokeh is a term used to describe the shapes that objects take on when they're not in focus. You'll find Lens Blur in the Edit section of our Photo Editor.

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Step 1: Open your image in the Photo Editor.

Step 2: Select the Edit section from the left-hand menu. Then, select Lens Blur.

Step 3: Adjust Blur Amount, this determines how strong the blur effect is on your image.

Step 4: Adjust Bokeh Intensity, this determines how strong the bokeh effect is on your image.

Step 5: Adjust Blade Curvature, this adjusts the sharpness of the edges of the bokeh effect. Low blade curvature creates harder lines, high curvature softens the bokeh to be more circular.

Step 6: Set the Blade Count, this adjusts the number of sides on the bokeh shape.

Pro Tip: You can apply this effect to select areas of your image using Erase mode. Click on the Erase tab to access Erase mode.

Step 7: Click Apply to save your changes.

Step 8: Continue adding to and editing your creation. If you're done, be sure to save your project!

Looking for more inspiration? Check out our post:

Create Bokeh and Blur Backgrounds With Lens Blur

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