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How to blur the background of the photo and make the portrait mode with Fotor | Publishers

Fotor is an online image editor that runs directly from the browser. Among the available resources, is the possibility to blur the background of photos. The application has two tools that allow you to do this: one blurs the image evenly, leaving only a clear rectangle or circle, while the other allows you to select exactly the object to be highlighted. The function is similar to the portrait mode, inaugurated by the iPhone also present in Instagram Stories.

In the following tutorial, learn how to use Fotor to blur the background of photos on your PC, even if you have Photoshop. The feature, remember, works by the browser and you do not need to install anything on your computer.

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Step 1. Access the Fotor website and select the "Edit" option;

Open the Fotor image editor Foto: Reproduo / Helito BijoraOpen the Fotor image editor Foto: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Open the Fotor image editor Foto: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 2. Now, in "Open", choose "Computer" to open an image of your computer;

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Opening your PC file Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 3. On the left side of the screen, select "Effetc" and then "Tilt-shift". This is the visual effect that blurs the photo in a rectangular or circular shape. Right below, you can select the desired shape, size and intensity;

Using Tilt-shift tool Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraUsing Tilt-shift tool Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Using Tilt-shift tool Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 4. Right, in the photo, use the buttons to move and rotate the blur rectangle;

Position the effect on the photo Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraPosition the effect on the photo Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Position the effect on the photo Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 5. Returning to the left sidebar, after making the desired adjustments, select "Apply" to save;

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Applying modifications Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 6. You can also blur the entire photo and use a brush to emphasize an object. To do this, use the "Tilt shift – Brush" tool. Below, choose the intensity of the blur and brush size;

Using the Tilt shift - brush tool Foto: Reproduo / Helito BijoraUsing the Tilt shift - brush tool Foto: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Using the Tilt shift – brush tool Foto: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 7. Now, in the photo, erase the blur of the region or object you want to highlight. To do this, just click and drag with the arrow across the image;

Erase the region that should not be blurred Photo: Reproduction / Helito BijoraErase the region that should not be blurred Photo: Reproduction / Helito Bijora

Erase the region that should not be blurred Photo: Reproduction / Helito Bijora

Step 8. Returning to the left sidebar, after making the desired adjustments, select "Apply" to save;

Applying modifications Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraApplying modifications Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Applying modifications Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 9. To save the image on your computer, choose "Save" on the top bar of the page;

Saving edited photo Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraSaving edited photo Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Saving edited photo Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Step 10. Finally, choose the file type and quality and check the "Download" button. The image will be downloaded and saved in your PC's download folder.

Downloading file to PC Photo: Reproduo / Helito BijoraDownloading file to PC Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Downloading file to PC Photo: Reproduo / Helito Bijora

Ready! Take advantage of the tips for making advanced edits with Fotor through the browser without having to download and install anything on the PC.