How to Make a Picture Blurry

Fancy turning your ordinary picture into a surrealistic masterpiece that has a mysterious and otherworldly feel to it? Honestly you’d be amazed what adding a little bit of blur to your picture can accomplish, but to do that you first need to know how. It may seem like something that only a professional would be able to pull off, but with the right software you could do it too – even if you have no prior experience editing pictures.

Adjusting the ‘Blur’ of a Picture

The first thing you need to do is pick a photo editor that has the right blend of user-friendliness and features. Although the only feature you’re really interested in is the ability to ‘blur’ a picture, having other features will end up being a big plus point.

One of the best choices with a blur photo option is the Movavi Photo Editor. It is amazingly user friendly, and when you use it all you have to do is:

  1. Select the photo for editing and add it to the software either by using the ‘Browse for Images’ option or by dragging the file and dropping it into the window
  2. Click the ‘Adjust’ button to open up a menu with various options
  3. Find the ‘Blur’ slider and adjust it according to how much blur you want
  4. Save the picture using one of the many presets to select the ideal format

In short, you could blur your picture really quickly – and without having to know a thing about photo editing. Because it uses a slider, you’ll be able to tweak and adjust the blur while seeing the results right there and then, so it’s just a question of playing around with the slider until you’re satisfied.

On top of that, the software also has a host of other powerful features that you could use to really give your picture the surreal or mysterious sort of vibe that you’re after. Try tweaking settings like the brightness, contrast, temperature and exposure to see how they affect it. Just like the blur option, it’s all so easy to use that you’ll get the hang of it in no time.

It may take a bit of tweaking to get your picture the way you want it to look, but once you’ve done it once you’ll be able to replicate the process with ease the next time round.