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Free blur background tool.

Highlight your photo’s subject and create incredible depth for free online – no expensive camera or editing software required.

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Blur the background of your photo with Adobe Express.

Use the blur background effect to enhance portraits, edit product photos, or create a one-of-a-kind image. If you find yourself short on ideas, explore the template library, loaded with thousands of professionally designed examples to kickstart your creativity. Choose a template, remix it with your own photos, and publish it to any printed or digital destination.

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How to blur the background.

Upload.
Open the Adobe Express app and upload an image from your device or choose one from our stock photo galleries.
Blur.
Place your image in your composition, then duplicate it. Select the top photo and use the Remove Background tool to cut out the subject. Click on the bottom photo and use the Blur effect to blur the background.
Share.
Instantly download your new image to share with your friends, family, and followers across all your platforms.

Make subjects stand out.

Upload your image and crop it to fit your canvas however you’d like. Then, select your photo, duplicate it, and use the Remove background feature to cut out only the subjects of your photo.

Select the image behind it and use the Blur effect to blur the background. Then, adjust the cropped image to make sure it sits perfectly aligned on top of the blurred image – and just like magic, you have a blurred background effect.

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Customize your blurred background.

Adjust the amount of blur in your background to suit your photo. More blur gives your image an extra abstract, bokeh look. Use less to create a more natural, soft, and hazy feel.

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Personalize to perfection.

Continue to edit your photo by adding filters or color overlays. Add a border or frame to emphasize the subject of your design further. Add animation to your image or text to captivate your digital audiences. Spend as little or as much time as you’d like making your design your own.

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Over 100,000 templates & assets to start from.

Get inspired and save time with expertly designed templates to get you started. Adobe Express has an ever-growing collection of portrait, landscape, square, and vertical templates to create designs that stand out on any channel, any device.

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