How to Blur Using CapCut on Mobile and PC (2 Easy Ways)

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In the world of visual content, using blur effects is a creative choice, I, as an editor and photographer, strongly favor. These effects, like shallow depth of field and motion blur, offer clear advantages that take ordinary images and videos up a notch, turning them into captivating visual stories.

As someone who values both technical finesse and artistic subtlety, I enjoy the careful work needed to apply blur effects, using them to bring out emotions, highlight subjects, and create a unique visual style.

In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps of adding a blur effect using to blur video using capcut

How to Blur using CapCut on Android/iPhone

Adding a blur effect to your videos using CapCut is a straightforward process that can instantly elevate the quality of your content. Since the basic tab no longer exists as the updated of Aug 11, 2023, I found a workaround, the only blur feature is the halo blur under the trending tab. Follow the step below.


  1. Launch the CapCut app on your mobile device. If you haven’t already, download it from your app store and install capcut app
  2. On the homepage of CapCut, locate and tap the “+ New project” square. This will create a new project for your video editing endeavors.create a new project on capcut
  3. Choose the video you wish to edit from your gallery and upload it to the new project you’ve just created.
  4. Select the edit iconedit video on capcut
  5. Choose split option and split the section that you want to editsplit video on capcut
  6. Select effects Iconselect effects on capcut
  7. Under the trending option, select Halo Blur and select the check mark located on the right side of the screen to confirm.holo blur effect on capcut
  8. Edit and adjust the blur effect to apply it to your video
  9. Save and export the video to share it on other social media appsadjust blur effect on capcut

Tip: You don’t need to do an overlay feature if you just want to blur a portion of the video, just split it. It would be the same if you’re blurring faces too. If you want to fully flur without a transition effect, turn the speed all of the way down in the option.

How to Blur using CapCut on PC

Compared to smartphone blur, the feature on PC is more advanced with different options to choose from. Here are some of the steps to follow when adding the feature to your videos.


  1. Open CapCut app on PC and select new project iconcreate a new project on capcut pc
  2. Go to import media and select the video you need to add blur effectsimport video to capcut pc
  3. Drag the Video into editing paneladd video to editing panel on capcut pc
  4. Select Transition Icon and Blur Iconadd blur effect to video on capcut pc
  5. Split the video into different section click (CTRL + B) where you want to add blur filter. Drag and drop Blur filter to various sections you want to be blurred.adjust blur effect on capcut pc
  6. Ajust the blur effect for your video.apply blur effects on capcut pc
  7. When done, click export the video to compare the original and edited video before sharingexport video from capcut pc

Note: If you want certain Sections Blurred. Drag the slider to mark how long the blur effect will last. Go to “Adjust” to make the transition smoother. shape and adjust its size.

Tip1: Also the same steps apply for photos too.

Tip2: If you’re experiencing difficulty finding the “effects” tab in your video editing software, ensure that you are not in full-screen mode. Sometimes, the effects tab may be hidden when your software is in full-screen view.

To exit full-screen mode, press the “Esc” key on your keyboard or look for the full-screen icon typically located in the top-right corner of the editing interface. After exiting full-screen mode, you should be able to easily locate and access the effects tab within the editing interface.


Can I adjust the intensity of the blur effect after applying it?

Yes, you can. CapCut allows you to fine-tune the intensity of the blur effect even after it’s applied. Simply locate the effect in the timeline, tap on it, and use the settings to adjust the intensity.

Can I add multiple blur effects to different sections of the same video?

Absolutely. CapCut enables you to apply various effects, including blur, to different sections of a single video. Just follow the steps outlined above for each section.

Is CapCut available for both iOS and Android?

Yes, CapCut is available for both iOS and Android devices. You can download it from the respective app stores.

Can I preview the video with the blur effect before exporting it?

Yes, CapCut allows you to preview your edited video before you export it. This helps you ensure that the blur effect is applied as desired.


By controlling focus and guiding where the viewer looks, blur effects let me craft immersive narratives with added emotional depth.

Whether you’re aiming for an artistic touch or want to emphasize specific moments in your video, CapCut’s intuitive interface makes it easy to achieve the desired results.

With the ability to apply blur effects to both the entire video and specific sections using CapCut, you have the creative freedom to craft videos that are visually engaging and professional-looking. So, don’t hesitate to experiment with CapCut’s features and take your video editing skills to the next level.

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