Motion Blur filter for Affinity Photo tutorial

motion blur filter in Affinity Photo tutorial

The Motion blur filter for Affinity Photo can be found in the blur menu in the filter menu. The motion blur filter 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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Affinity Photo channels and motion blur

You can use the filter menu 'motion blur' 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 filters menu and apply motion blur as above

5) Select a different channel such as green channel in the channels panel

6) Apply a different motion blur

7) Go back to composite RGB channels

Affinity Photo and selections and motion blur filter

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

1) Open an image

2) Go to the toolbar

3) Select the rectangular marquee tool

4) Create a rectangular selection

5) Go to the filters menu and apply a motion blur

Apply motion blur as a layer

You can apply the motion blur effect as a live filter layer via the layer menu. The live filter means the motion blur 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 motion blur filter 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 filter layer and motion blur

3) Set the radius and rotation

4) Set the blending mode for the layer effect motion blur such as darken

5) Set opacity

Additional notes on the motion blur in Affinity Photo

The slider for the motion blur '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 motion blur. You can use the motion blur filter in combination with any other effect and also combine them using the macro recording feature. You can use the motion blur with type as well as normal layers.

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