The Toolbox: The Blur Effect

The Toolbox is going to be a series of articles in which we go one by one discussing the tools available in iPiccy Photo Editor. We’ll talk about the strengths, weaknesses, and appropriate times to use these tools. Last time we talked about the Texture Tab, today we’re talking about the Blur Effect. iPiccy has a few different styles of blurring, but all can do some pretty fun and incredible things.

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There are a number of reasons to blur a photo. Whether it’s style, feel, or simply trying to cover sensitive information. Blurring a photo in specific spots is a very valuable skill. However, the most powerful strength of the blur tools in iPiccy Photo Editor though is it’s versatility. It solves a lot of problems a photo editor comes across, and there are multiple tools to do so in iPiccy Photo Editor to help users effectively work.

How To Use The Blur Effect

This video will give you a basic understanding of the Blur Effect.

Potentially you could use this method to blur a whole picture around a small unblurred area, but that would be inefficient! iPiccy Photo editor has a blur tool that would do just that.

How To Use The Fancy Focus Effect

Step 1. Upload your photo to iPiccy Photo Editor
Step 2. Open the “Effects Tab” which is the second tab at the top.
Step 3. Move and adjust the circle as necessary to provide the in-focus area.
Step 4. Save your work. You’re done!


When To Use A Blur Effect

There are numerous reasons to use a blur effect. As previously mentioned you could simply be trying to blur out sensitive information in a picture. To expand on the idea of changing a photo stylistically though, blur can make a viewer feel a number of ways. When a section is blurred it is often seen as less important, so you can control the viewer’s eye using these tools. Essentially it gives you more power over the focus and composition of your work. Controlling the eye of the viewer is critical when you’re trying to convey certain messages, or simply just unhappy with parts of your image. The blur effect provides that control and is extremely versatile as well.

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