Gimp Focus Blur Feature

Gimp Focus Blur Feature Tutorial
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Short Introduction About Gimp

Gimp is a graphic editor who in my opinion is a great alternative for the popular Adobe Photoshop. It is free, open source and most of the time can be use to perform professional graphic works. I’ve been using Gimp for quite some time. And I really love it.

For me, Gimp makes the absence of Photoshop unnoticeable.

The Gimp Focus Blur Feature

I always admire photography. Always wanted to learn how to take photos with blur background. I think they call it bokeh, focusing and sharpening the subject and just blurring the background or the things outside the field. This is really cool when taking photos of flowers or wild animals.

I did a lot of photography of flowers, not in bokeh though. And I want to edit those images. Fortunately, Gimp made it really easy.

Gimp Focus Blur Sample Image

The simple example above is easily done by just a few clicks in the Focus Blur menu. This is just to give you an idea. More advance option can be use to make this photo looks more professionally made. You can adjust and set it easily using the Focus Blur menu.

How to use Gimp Focus Blur Feature

Using Gimp, open the image that you want to edit.

  • In your Layers Menu, select the image that you want to edit
  • click the Filter Tab in the main menu
  • hover on Blur > click Focus Blur

The Focus Blur Box

This is actually pretty straightforward. A video might not be needed in this tutorial. Basically, options like Blur Shape, Blur Type and Blur Radius are easy to understand. Also advance controls like Geometry and Blending options can be easily adjusted and played-with to make edits looks more professionally made.

Most of the visual posters I made are designed using Gimp. And when scenery is chosen as a background, this Focus Blur feature helps me a lot.

Additional Information

Gimp can be downloaded at

Always check for Gimp updates by visiting their website or by simply clicking Help > About Gimp. As Gimp, as far as I know, has no option to automatically download updates.

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