Have you ever tried blurring your image in Cana?
Maybe you have searched for some tutorials on how to blur an image in Canva but are still not able to figure out how to do it properly.
I know it can be quite frustrating, especially when you are a newbie and do not have much experience with Canva.
Well, worry not, today in this article I will be showing you step by step guide on how to blur an image or part of an image in Canva.
Do not worry if you have just started using Canva and do not know much, I have covered all the important steps along with the screenshots to help you out!
So you ready? let’s dive in.
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How to Blur an Image in Canva (in 4 Easy Steps)
Here are the steps you can follow to blur a complete image in Canva.
But before that, I know some people prefer watching instead of reading, so here is a quick video tutorial for you.
1. Create a Template Or Open an Existing One
Visit the Canva website and log into your account.
Click on the “Search bar” present on the homepage of Canva and search for any template according to your needs.
Now a number of templates design will open on your screen.
You can choose any template design or you can also create a blank canvas by clicking on the “Create a Design” button.
2. Upload Your Image
After you are into the canva editor, you can now upload the image you want to blur by clicking “Uploads” on the left menu or you can also choose a photo from the Canva library.
3. Find The Blur Option
If you have more than one image or element in your design, click on the image you want to blur. A blue color outline will appear as soon as you click on the image confirming that the image is selected.
Click on the “Edit photo” button present at the top menu bar. This will open a menu on the left side.
Select the “Blur” option in the Effects category. [Note: Blur option will have an icon of a half-cut lemon with half side blurred]
4. Apply The Blur
Once you click on the blur icon, a slider will open up.
Drag the slider to the right to increase the blur intensity of your image and drag it to the left to decrease the blur intensity of your image.
Move the slider and simultaneously keep checking your image.
Leave the slider when you are happy with the intensity of the blur on your image.
If you are unhappy with the results, click on the “Remove Blur” option on the bottom side where the blur intensity slider is present. This will remove all the blur from your image.
5. Download Your Image
Once you are done adjusting the intensity of blur on your image, it is time to download it.
Click on the “Share” button present at the top right corner. Now select “Download” and choose your desired file type.
Now hit the “Download” button. Your design will start downloading in the bottom right corner.
How to Blur a Part of an Image in Canva (in 5 Simple Steps)
If you want to blur only a part of your image rather than the complete image, you can easily do it on Canva by following these simple steps.
But before that, I know some people prefer watching instead of reading, so here is the video tutorial for you.
1. Open Your Canva Editor & Upload Your Image
Follow the same steps mentioned above to open your canva editor and upload your image to the canvas.
2. Switch To Old Photo Editor
So in order to blur a certain part of the image you have to switch to the old version of the photo editor.
Select the image in your design you want to blur a part of by clicking on it.
Once you have selected your image, click on the “Edit photo” button present on the top menu. This will open the menu on your left side.
Now you will see a message saying “You’re using the new photo editor. To use the old experience click here“, so just click on the highlighted text to switch to the older version.
A popup will come, just click on the “Revert To Old Photo Editor” button.
3. Select The Old Blur Tool
Ok after clicking on Revert To Old Photo Editor button, you have to once again click on the “Edit Photo” button from the top toolbar but this time you will see the old version of the photo editor.
Now from there, search for “Blur” using the search bar and select the old Blur tool.
4. Blur The Image Part
Once you click on the Blur tool, you will see 3 options there, Auto, Blur, and Restore.
As we want to blur a part of the image we will select the Blur tool with a round + icon.
Now you will see your image is zoomed in the editor and a few extra options in the left sidebar are populated like Blur Intensity, Spread, and Brush Size and I guess all the options are self-explanatory.
Now you can paint over the image area that you want to blur but before painting the image I suggest you adjust the Blur Intensity and spread.
5. Download Your Design
Once you have blurred all of your design’s images [part of images], you can now download the design into your system.
Click on the “Share” button present in the top right corner. Now select “Download” and choose your “File Type”. Hit the “Download” button.
Your design will start to download on the bottom right of the page.
1. Can I Blur an Image In Canva Using Mobile App?
Yes, you can blur an image in Cava using Canva mobile app. Just select the image in your design you want to blur by tapping on it in your Canva mobile app and follow the same steps guide provided in the article.
2. Do I Need Canva Pro to Blur a Part Of Image In Canva?
No, you do not need any Canva pro subscription to blur an image [or a part of an image] in Canva. You can use all the features mentioned in this article in the free version of Canva as well.
3. Is There a Blur Tool in Canva?
Yes, but not a specific blur tool we can say, it’s just a blue effect that we can apply to our images using the steps mentioned in this article. no specific blur tool in Canva.
4. What Can You Blur in Canva?
For now, you can only blur images in Canva using the blur effect (both old and new blur option).
You cannot blue graphic elements, illustrations, and videos using the blur effect.
Before You Leave
So I hope I was able to answer your query on How to Blur an Image in Canva.
Before you leave I have something special for you, do you know you can make Instagram highlight covers on Canva using our in-depth guide on How To Make Instagram Highlight Covers On Canva (With Steps!)
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