Great photographers know that what isn't in focus can be just as important as what is. At BeFunky we have several tools to achieve the perfect blurring effect to make your photo shine. Read through this guide for a quick breakdown on each blur tool, and how to use each one.
We will go over:
- Blur Tool
- Lens Blur
- Funky Focus
- Blur Edges
- Soften Tool
- Smoothing Tool
The Blur Tool
Our classic Blur tool allows you to control how much blur is being used on your image. If you find that an image is overly sharp while you're going for a more muted look, or you want to focus in on your subject and soften the areas around it, the Blur tool will work wonders.
Lens Blur Tool
Our new Lens Blur tool has several useful adjustments, including the ability to create and adjust the Bokeh of your image. Bokeh is a term used to describe the shapes that appear through the parts of your photo that are not in focus. With Lens Blur you can recreate this in-camera effect on any image.
Funky Focus Tool
If you have a certain area of focus on your image you would like to highlight, try out the Funky Focus tool. Funky Focus allows you to zone in on a particular area of your image, then adjust the surrounding edges to blur out.
Under the Edit menu, use the Blur Edges tool if you'd like to quickly add blurred edges to your image. Here you'll see options for the size of the blur, the blur amount, and also to shift the vertical or horizontal axis of where it's applied.
The Soften tool will add a soft, glowing blur to any image. This is a great way to create the soft focus look that's very popular in portrait photography.
This tool rests between a retouching tool and a blur tool. The Smoothing tool can be used to smooth out wrinkles, blemishes or other imperfections on portraits. It also creates a nice soft focus similar to the Soften tool.