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GIMP 2.6 Cookbook by Juan Manuel Ferreyra

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Using Blur

Blur filters apply a blur to the active layer of an image or to a selection, if one is created. There are six different blur filters in GIMP 2.6, each one with its own options.

How to do it...

The basic steps for applying any blur filter are the same:

  1. Open any existing image.
  2. If you want to apply the effect to an area of the image use any of the Selection Tools (Optional).
  3. Choose any of the Blur filters, modify parameters, and apply.

The basic Blur effect (Filters | Blur | Blur) is a quick-with-no-options blur. It automatically adds a simple blur that softens the image. The Gaussian Blur (Filters | Blur | Gaussian Blur) offers more control. With it you can choose the blur radius (this means the amount of blur) for each coordinate, along with ...

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