How to blur part of a picture or text in powerpoint


Microsoft Powerpoint is a popular và extremely powerful tool for creating presentations slides. But now it is not only limited khổng lồ text-based slides only. You can perform some basic image editing too. Yes, it is not lượt thích the Adobe photoshop but things like màu sắc correction, background removal, give some artistic effects & do you know, even you can blur the background of a picture in Powerpoint. These functions are available in almost all recent & older versions of Powerpoint such as PowerPoint 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. 

Many times while creating some slides in Powerpoint, we require to blur out some parts of an image or text; và if you don’t know, you can do it directly on powerpoint then you might start struggling with some other tools to lớn achieve that.

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Here we tell you how lớn blur the background, text or specific part of an image in Powerpoint 2007, 2010, 2013, or 2016.

Overview of steps need to lớn follow:

Go to Microsoft Powerpoint.Insert or paste the image on the slide of Powerpoint.To blur specific part, first, snip that area using the Windows Snipping tool.Now paste that over the picture và select it.Go to Format Tab -> Select Artistic effects -> Select the Blur effect.Now go lớn the Picture effects option given under the Format Tab và select the Soft Edges effect.Select the pre-define strength of the Soft edges effect or customize according khổng lồ your requirement.If you want khổng lồ blur the text then simply copy and past it as the picture. Now follow the same steps given above to lớn blur the text in Powerpoint.

Tutorial in detail along with screenshots to lớn easily comprehend it

How to blur a part of the picture in Powerpoint

Step 1: Import or Copy -Paste the image.

You can import your picture that you need lớn edit in powerpoint by two ways either go to Insert-> click on Pictures & import the image from the computer to Powerpoint or just copy the image and directly past it by right-clicking and selecting the Paste option or just CTRL+V.


Step 2: Get the Snipping Tool


Step 3: Snip the part of the picture you want to blur.

Just for tutorial purpose, here we are going the blur the face of the women appearing in the image of ours. It is a common requirement of anybody who is dealing with pictures in a slide. So, with a help of snipping tool, we have snippet out the lady’s face to lớn perform the blur.


Step 4: Apply the Blur effect

Now click on the snippet part of the photo to lớn select it. After that just go to Format Tab given on thực đơn ribbon of the Powerpoint. Select it và go to lớn Artistic effect, click on that and select the Blur effect.


Step 5: Place the Blur part over the right position in the photo.

So as I said, here we are trying to lớn blur the face of this pretty lady. So, just drag & place it over her face to lớn match và give it a natural effect.


Step 6: Use the Soft edge effect to make the blur more presentable.

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To access the Soft edge, first of all, click on the blur part of the image và then go to Format Tab-> Picture -> Effects & Soft Edges->Soft Edges options.


Step 7: Apply the Soft edges effect strength

On the right side, you find the Format picture options in which click on the Soft edges & use Size slide lớn adjust the strength of the Soft Edges effect. For increasing the Blur effect in order khổng lồ decrease the transparency of the image uses the Radius slide given under the Artistic effect.


How khổng lồ Blur Text in the Powerpoint

To blur the text just you need to first select that text và then paste it as an image on the slide of powerpoint where exactly you want the Blur text. After that click on your text image và then go to lớn Format tab-> Artistic tab và select blur effect. và you got your text blur. If you want to lớn increase or decrease the blurriness then you can follow the same steps we performed above in this tutorial.


How lớn blur the background of an image in Powerpoint

To blur the background in powerpoint either you can follow the steps we used above khổng lồ blur the part of the image. In which just first paste the image then use the blur tool và then again past the same image over it and send it back. However, for this, you need khổng lồ play around your image a little bit. OR you can use the method given below.

In this method, first, we remove the background from the image and then we use the blur tool.

Step 1: Paste the image in the Powerpoint slide. Click on the Format Tab and then select the Remove Background option.


Step 2: The Powerpoint Remove Background tool will automatically identify the subject and background. However, you can use maximize or minimize the marked area using the mouse pointer to exactly get subject out of the background. You can also see the preview in the image given on the left side. Once you ensure that everything is OK, click on the Keep changes option. In this way, you can remove the background from the image in the Powerpoint.


Step 3: Click on the image & go khổng lồ Format Tab-> Picture Effect->Soft Edges and use it to lớn soften the Edges of the photo.


Step 4: Again paste the original image of the same we edited above. Và use the Blur option given under the Format Tab-> Artistic Effects->Blur effect to blur the original image. Once you applied the blur effect on that, go to the image carved out from the background; in our case, it is a flower. Now right click on it & select the option Bring front. 


Step 5: Now use the mouse & move the image exactly on the blurred image where it has khổng lồ be. Now the background is totally blurred while the subject of the image remains in focus. You can also play with Artistic and other effects to give a unique touch lớn your picture.


Step 6: Once you have done. Just right-click on the image select the option Save as Picture.

In case you have any confusion or doubt you can tell us, the comments section is all yours!!

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