Free blur background tool.

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

Upload your photo

How to blur your photo background.

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1. Select image.

Open the Adobe Express app and upload an image from your device or choose one from our stock photo galleries.

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2. Blur background.

Duplicate your image in your project. Cut out the subject from the top photo using the Remove Background tool. Click on the bottom photo and use the Blur effect to blur the background.


3. Continue editing.

Instantly download your new image with a blurred background to share with your friends, family, and followers, or keep editing.

Make your subject stand out.

Upload your image, crop it to fit your canvas, and duplicate it. Use the Remove Background feature to isolate subjects, then apply the Blur effect to the background image. Align and adjust the cropped image on top for a seamless blurred background effect with Adobe Express.

Customise 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.

Personalise to perfection.

Continue to edit your photo by adding filters or colour overlays. Add a border or frame to emphasise 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.

Design in Hindi, Bengali and Tamil.

No more language limitations! Adobe Express is now available in three of India’s most spoken languages, making it even easier to create everything from cards and social posts to flyers and video content. Design with confidence in the language that feels most natural to you.

Frequently asked questions.

How many blurring effects can I choose for the background?
Adobe Express currently offers one blurring effect. However, the sliding scale lets you adjust image blurring.
Can I blur the photo background on my phone?
Absolutely. Download and launch the free Adobe Express app on your mobile device to blur image backgrounds instantly and create standout content anywhere.
Can I remove the photo background with Adobe Express?
Express makes photo background removal easy. Use the Remove Background quick edit tool or open the image in Adobe Express editor to remove the background and make any necessary edits.
Does the size or quality change after blurring the photo background?
Unless you resize your image while editing or choose a canvas size that is larger or smaller than your original image, the size and quality should remain the same. Start with your photo to keep your image the same size.
Can I get Adobe Express for free? If so, what’s included?
Yes, Adobe Express has a free plan that includes core features like photo editing tools and effects and thousands of free templates. Learn more about our plans and pricing.