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Lens Blur

Emulate the swings and tilts of a large format camera to create blur and draw attention toward a subject. Toggle between and to switch between a linear or elliptical focus. Use a pinching gesture to alter the size, shape, or rotation of the focus. Select the desired shape of any specular highlights that appear within the blurred areas by tapping . For additional adjustments, swipe vertically to access the edit menu. Once an option has been selected, swipe horizontally to enhance. The menu includes:

  • Blur Strength Swipe to the right to increase the strength of the blur effect.
  • Transition Swipe to the right to increase the distance of fade between the in-focus and blurred areas.
  • Vignette Strength Swipe to the right to darken the edges of the image and incorporate a vignette with the blur.

Image by Allison Malone

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