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How to Blur a Part of an Image

Edited by Pat Bitton

April 8, 2020

When editing a photo, you sometimes need to accentuate certain parts and deemphasize the rest. One of the most effective ways to do this is to blur a part of an image. When you blur parts of a photo and leave the rest untouched, you draw the viewer’s attention to the part that’s still in focus.

The blurring effect can be easily applied to an image with the help of Movavi Photo Editor. To learn how to blur out a part of a picture with our Photo Editor, read this guide.

Install Movavi Photo Editor

Download the installation file for Movavi Photo Editor and run it on your computer. Follow the instructions on the screen. The program will open automatically once the installation is complete.

Add Your Image

Click the Browse for Images button and select the photo you want to edit. You can also simply drag and drop it into the working area.

Blur a Part of Your Image

To blur something in a picture, you first need to specify the part you want to apply the effect to. This is where the selection tools come in. Go to the Adjust tab, choose the Selection Brush and specify the area you want to blur. You can also use the Lasso Tool to do the same. To deselect a part of the area, use the Selection Eraser.

Find the Blur slider in the right-hand section of the program window. To blur the area you’ve selected, adjust the intensity of the effect by dragging on the slider.

Save the Result

Click the Save button to save the edited photo. Rename the file, if you want to; then choose the destination folder and the format for your picture. Click Save once more.

Now you know how to blur a part of a picture using Movavi Photo Editor! You can also use the program to add filters, text, and frames!


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