Soft Focus

Creates an effect similar to duplicating an object, applying the Screen blend mode to composite the object against itself, then blurring an overlapping layer—within a single filter. The Strength parameter controls how much of the blurred image is added back to the original image.

Canvas showing effect of Soft Focus filter

Adjust this filter using the parameter controls in the Filters Inspector:

  • Amount: Sets the radius of the blur.

  • Strength: Sets the amount of opacity of the blurred composite.

  • Horizontal: Sets the percentage of the maximum horizontal blur.

  • Vertical: Sets the percentage of the maximum vertical blur.

  • Crop: Sets whether the filtered image is sharply cropped at its original boundaries. When this checkbox is deselected, the filter affects the edges of the image.

  • Mix: Sets the percentage of the original image to be blended with the blurred image.