Motion Blur filter for Affinity Photo tutorial

Motion Blur filter for Affinity Photo tutorial

The Motion blur filter for Affinity Photo can be found in the blur menu in the filter menu. It comes with a number of options to manipulate images as well as presets

  1. Filters menu in Affinity Photo

  2. Blur

  3. Motion blur

  4. Click document to change radius and rotation

  5. Or use use sliders to change radius and rotation

  6. Apply

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The MB (Motion blur) can be applied once or multiple times in your projects. You can use it with different settings each time you apply the effect.


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You can use the 'MB' in the RGB channels but you can also use them in the separate channels 1) Open an image 2) View menu and studio and channels 3) Select the red channel 4) Goto the MB effect as before 5) Select a different channel such as green channel in the channels panel 6) Apply a different MB 7) Go back to composite RGB channels


You can also use the MB with a selection. Create a quick selection by using the rectangular marquee tool and then apply the MB

1) Open an image 2) Go to the toolbar 3) Select the rectangular marquee tool 4) Create a rectangular selection 5) Go to the MB again and apply the effect to that selection. You can also repeat this with different selections so the MB effect can be added with different settings to different selections to create a very unusual blurring image.


You can apply the MB effect as a live filter layer via the layer menu. The live effect means the MB can be altered at any time as well as removed as well as applied to a single layer or all layers. You can also set the blending mode for the MB effect so the blur is applied as a difference or darken mode 1) Open an image 2) Go to the layer menu and new live layer and MB 3) Set the radius and rotation 4) Set the blending mode for the layer effect MB such as darken 5) Set opacity


The slider for the MB 'radius' is limited to 100px. You can go to the edit field for the radius and set the value to a maximum of 1024px resulting in an extreme effect. You can use the MB in combination with any other effect and also combine them using the macro recording feature. You can use the MB with type as well as normal layers.


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