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Blur Effects

This sub-menu contains effects that are useful for blurring your image in various ways.

Blurs Effects

Artistic Effects

The following original image will be used for examples:

Original Image

Original Image

Fragment

Copies, or "fragments", of the image are drawn at the specified offset distance and rotation. This can be useful for creating an unfocused or "drunken" appearance for an image.

Example

Fragment

Gaussian Blur

This applies a standard blur to the image, which uses the Gaussian blur formula.

Example

Gaussian Blur

Motion Blur

This effect is useful for adding the illusion of motion to an image, as if the picture had been taken with a moving subject and longer exposure time.

Example

Motion Blur

Radial Blur

This effect is similar to Motion Blur, except that the movement is spread through concentric circles instead of a straight line.

Example

Radial Blur

Surface Blur

This effect is useful for blurring the soft details or noise in an image while retaining most edge details and contrast.

Example

Surface Blur

Unfocus

This effect looks similar to Gaussian Blur at first, but it gives a more dreamy or "unfocused" look to the image. In mathematical terms, it applies a more uniform weighting to the pixels within the requested radius.

Example

Unfocus

Zoom Blur

This effect gives the appearance of motion or blurring in the 3rd dimension, as if you are zooming in towards the image.

Example

Zoom Blur