Blurred Images: The new trend

Blurred Images: The new trend

The trend of using blurred images is shooting up. This trend is good when you are using a high-quality image. Bad images do not do justice to the blur trend. But if you have a nice image that you want to get a few more miles out of or use in a new way, the blurred technique is a possibility. There are multiple ways to think about blurring but the first step is to understand how to actually create the blur.

There are various practices that can be experimented with Blurred Images. Let us discuss some:

  1. Blur the Whole Image

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Designers put this technique together to create a full-screen style, blurred images as the central visuals on the landing pages of websites.

Why does this work?

  • A blurred background can bring focus to layers on top of the image such as text.
  • Make sure to select an effective typeface.
  • It can create new interest with an image that you use frequently, such as a standard brand photo.
  • It can be used with almost any type of content in almost any color scheme for universal appeal.

 

  1. Backgrounds and Layered Images

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Blur is not a full-image technique only; detailed parts of an image can be blurred for impact as well. While it is more common to see blurred backgrounds with a sharp forefront focus, you can also take the opposite approach for a fresh option that has a blurred foreground with an in-focus background.

Why does this work?

  • Blur creates visual contrast and can tone down the cluttered feeling of an image.
  • It changes the viewpoint of the image and the user’s view of the visual.
  • It adds dimension to an image that might otherwise feel flat for an almost 3D rendering.

 

  1. Dramatic Blur for Abstract Art

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When you need a background image for your website but can find a pattern or color that does the trick, a photo with a dramatic blur can be the ideal fix. Consider a dramatic blur to be anything that makes the photo content barely visible at a glance, and it could make the photo totally unrecognizable.

This is a popular option for websites that are launching or promoting a digital project with an abstract blurred photo background behind a phone showing the product.

Why does this work?

  • Brings focus to the featured product.
  • Creates a custom background rather than using a pattern that might be on other websites.
  • Gives the designer control over color and feel when it comes to how the abstract blur works from sharpness to soft colors and shapes to readability of the background image and connect to the brand.

 

  1. Subtle Blur for Any Image

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A small degree of blur can work in plenty of other types of photos as well and does not have to be used exclusively for a full-screen image. A lot of designers add a hint of blur to an image that needs a little foreground focus to help users look at the right parts of an image, to stylize a logo or just to create a more complex visual.

Why it works:                                    

  • Small blurs can create an element of surprise.
  • It draws focus to detailed parts of a photo, with a visual focus.
  • It can give you the right amount of contrast to layer other elements on a section of an image, such as text, in the same way, a full-screen blur can work with a star header.
  1. Can be used for video as well

    Blurred Images: The new trend

You can pair the blur trend with video as well. You can use it just like you would with any other image technique.

  1. Conclusion

There are plenty of ways to use blur efficiently for web design projects. The secret if there really is one is to create a blurred effect that impeccably blends into the rest of the design. And you can do that almost by thinking about blur in extremes. Use a lot of blur for high impact and an abstract feeling. Use a minimal blur to create subtle contrast and set focus. Hope this article was of help. Happy designing!

 

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