Free Blur Background Tool

Create professional photo edits with Adobe Spark’s blur background tool and editing capabilities

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Blur the background to enhance your subject with Adobe Spark Post

Create stunning images with Adobe Spark’s photo editing capabilities. Blur the background in your images to highlight your photo’s subject, or to create captivating depth and perspective without the need for an expensive camera. Customize your image to perfection, then instantly share it across all your printed outlets and digital platforms. Enjoy getting creative and bringing beautiful photos to life!

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How to blur the background in images

  1. Start with an image

    Upload an image to your Adobe Spark workspace. You can upload your own photo, or choose from Adobe Spark’s stock photo libraries to find the perfect image for your composition. To create this depth of field effect, choose an image that has a textured or detailed background (rather than a solid backdrop) so that when you blur the background, it will make a noticeable difference.

  2. Duplicate your image

    Once you’ve selected your image, crop it to fit your canvas. Simply select the photo, then use the “Crop & Shape” tool to make your image fit the boundaries of the canvas. Then, duplicate your image. With the photo selected, click on the “Duplicate” option in your photo editing options menu.

  3. Remove the background

    Select the image on top. In your menu options, choose “Remove Background.” It’s just that easy to get a professional cut out of your subject! Fortunately, you can always add your background back to your image if you need to make future changes to your design.

  4. Blur background

    Select the image in the back. Select the “Blur” option under the photo editing menu options. Use the sliding scale to achieve the perfect blur effect. To create a depth of field effect, use less blur. If you really want your subject to stand out in your image, use more!

  5. Continue to customize to perfection

    Add text, logos, icons, GIFs, and so much more to your design. Continue to edit your photo by adding filters or color overlays. Add animation to your image or text. Spend as little or as much time as you want making the graphic your own. With a premium plan, you can even auto-apply your brand logo, colors, and fonts so you’re always #onbrand.

  6. Save and share your design

    Once your photo edit is complete, hit that publish button! Instantly download your design to print at home, at work, or with a professional printer. Upload your design online to share via your social channels, email, or business website. Adobe Spark saves your designs, so you can always revisit your project if you need to update it in the future.

Create stunning images with creativity on your side

Adobe Spark inspires you to think outside the box. Take a photo on your smartphone, and use Adobe Spark to transform it into a professional photograph. Or, select inspiring photos and turn them into an original work of art. Use the blur background effect to enhance your own photos, or to create product images or headshots. Add filters, borders, and other effects to your photos. Repurpose your images to use in future graphic design projects right within Adobe Spark. There are endless creative opportunities at your fingertips!

Let Adobe Spark be your blur background expert

Hone your creativity with the power of Adobe Spark Post. Explore professionally designed templates to get your wheels spinning, or create your own design from scratch. Establish a theme for your designs using photos, icons, logos, personalized fonts, and other customizable elements to make it feel fully authentic. Use photo editing tools to make compelling photographs. Duplicate designs and resize them to create consistency across multiple types of assets. With Adobe Spark Post, it’s free and easy to create, save, and share your designs within minutes so you can add collaborators, get approval, and publish your work.