Blur filters overview

Use Blur filters to simulate the real-world blurring that occurs due to the depth of field in photographed material, or to create designed effects.

There are 12 Blur filters:

  • Channel Blur gives you control over blurring each color channel of an object.

  • Circle Blur creates a circular blur within an image.

  • Compound Blur blurs an object using the specified channel of a designated map image.

  • Defocus mimics the out-of-focus effect that occurs through a real-world camera lens.

  • Directional Blur blurs an object along a specific angle, to create a blurred streaking effect.

  • Gaussian Blur creates a soft blur effect.

  • Gradient Blur creates a graduated blur between two points.

  • Prism blurs and refracts the image as if seen through a prism, creating a rainbow effect.

  • Radial Blur creates a rotational blur centered on a point.

  • Soft Focus duplicates and blurs an image.

  • Variable Blur creates a tunnel focus effect with a blur applied inside or outside a circular region.

  • Zoom Blur creates a blur that simulates a fast camera zoom-in to a point.