How to Blur on CapCut? – Complete Guide

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How to Blur on CapCut? – Complete Guide

Do you want to blur a particular part of a video on CapCut, and you don’t know how? You’ve come to the right place!

This is how you can blur a video on CapCut in a few easy steps:

  1. Open CapCut
  2. Select “New project
  3. Select the video you want to edit
  4. Select “Effects
  5. Select “Video effects
  6. Go to the “Basic” category
  7. Select “Blur
  8. Adjust the blur effect intensity

Remember, this technique allows you to blur the entire video. If you want to blur a specific part or an object in the video, you need to do this:

  1. Add the video to CapCut
  2. Add the same video as an Overlay
  3. Adjust the blur intensity
  4. Select “Object” on the bottom menu bar
  5. Select the “Overlay” option
  6. Go to “Overlay” – “Mask
  7. Select a mask shape that best fits the object you want to blur
  8. Adjust the blur size and intensity and save the changes

With these techniques, you’ll be able to blur your videos on CapCut seamlessly in minutes. Tweaking around with these settings will make you a professional video editor.

Keep reading for a detailed guide on blurring videos in CapCut!

Blur the Entire Video

This guide is only for blurring an entire video in CapCut. If you need to blur a specific video part, skip to that step in the article!

Follow the steps below to blur a video in CapCut:

1. Select “New project

Select "New project"
Select “New project

Open CapCut on your phone and select “New project” in the top-left corner of the screen. This will let you upload a new video to CapCut.

2. Tap on your video

Tap on your video
Tap on your video

Once you select “New project“, you’ll be taken to the “Albums” page. Here, you need to find the video you want to upload and tap on it.

This will select that video for you to add.

3. Tap on “Add” in the bottom-right corner

Tap on "Add" in the bottom-right corner
Tap on “Add” in the bottom-right corner

Once you select your video, you’ll see the “Add” button light up in the bottom-right corner. Tap on it to upload that video for editing on CapCut.

4. Select “Effects

Select "Effects"
Select “Effects

Once you add the video to the editing screen, look at the bottom menu bar for the “Effects” option. Tap on it and continue with the guide.

5. Select “Video effects

Select "Video effects"
Select “Video effects

After you select “Effects“, you’ll see two options – Video and body effects. Select the “Video effects” option to find the “Blur” feature.

6. Select the “Basic” category

Select the "Basic" category
Select the “Basic” category

After you select “Video effects“, the bottom half of the editing screen will change. You’ll see various categories on the top half of the effects screen.

Select the “Basic” category to find blurring options!

7. Select “Blur

Select "Blur"
Select “Blur

Finally, you’ve arrived where you need to. From the “Basic” category, select the “Blur” option. This will turn the “Blur” icon into a different icon, and you’ll need to tap on it again to “Adjust” the blur settings.

Tap on "Adjust" on the "Blur" icon
Tap on “Adjust” on the “Blur” icon

You may want to adjust the intensity of the blur effect, and to do that, tap on “Adjust” on the “Blur” icon. Continue with the guide!

8. Adjust the “Blur” intensity

Adjust the "Blur" intensity
Adjust the “Blur” intensity

Once you select “Adjust“, a bar will appear at the bottom of the screen. This is the “Blur” bar, which lets you adjust the intensity of the blur effect on the video.

9. Adjust the blur timeline

The last thing you should do is adjust the blur timeline. This reflects how much of a video’s length you want to blur.

If the video has 10 seconds, for instance, you can blur 5 seconds of it by taking the blur timeline halfway. Experiment with it to see what results you get!

The blur applies to the entire video, as shown in the picture above. Read below if you want to apply blur to a specific video portion!

Blur a Specific Part of the Video

If you want to blur an object, face, or person in the video, follow the steps below:

1. Select “Overlay

Select "Overlay"
Select “Overlay

Assuming you already have the video uploaded and ready for editing, select “Overlay” on the bottom menu bar.

2. Tap on “Add overlay

Tap on "Add overlay"
Tap on “Add overlay

Once you select “Overlay“, a new option will appear at the bottom. Tap on “Add overlay” to continue with the guide.

3. Add the same video as an overlay

3. Add the same video as an overlay
3. Add the same video as an overlay

This is very important. The overlay should be the “same video” as the main one. Find it, select it, and tap on “Add

4. Extend the overlay on the entire screen

Extend the overlay on the entire screen
Extend the overlay on the entire screen

This step is also essential. You’ll notice that the overlay will appear minimized on the main editing screen. Make sure you extend it to cover the entire original video by dragging the corners.

5. Select “Effects

Select "Effects"
Select “Effects

After you edit the overlay to fit the entire screen, go back to the main editing menu and tap on “Effects“. This is where you’ll find the blurring option.

6. Select “Video effects

Select "Video effects"
Select “Video effects

Next, select “Video effects” from the menu at the bottom. Move on with the guide once you do that.

7. Go to “Basic” and select “Blur

Go to "Basic" and select "Blur"
Go to “Basic” and select “Blur

Once you select “Video effects“, you’ll need to choose the “Basic” category and then tap on “Blur“. This will let you apply blur to the video.

8. Select “Object

Select "Object"
Select “Object

Once you apply the blur and customize the intensity, close that menu, and you’ll see a couple of options on the menu at the bottom of the screen.

Select “Object” and continue with the guide!

9. Tap on “Overlay

Tap on "Overlay"
Tap on “Overlay

You want to apply the object blur to the “Overlay” and not the “Main video”. So, select the “Overlay” option to apply the blur.

10. Go to “Overlay

Go to "Overlay"
Go to “Overlay

Go back to the main editing options and select “Overlay“. You’ll need to find a specific option for the overlay.

11. Select “Mask

Select "Mask"
Select “Mask

Once you’re in the “Overlay” menu, scroll through the options until you find the “Mask” option. Select it and follow the next steps!

12. Select a mask shape

Select a mask shape
Select a mask shape

Next, you need to select a shape to apply the blur. Choose a shape that best covers the object you want to blur in the video.

13. Extend the blurred shape over the object and save the changes

Extend the blurred shape over the object and save the changes
Extend the blurred shape over the object and save the changes

Once you select the shape, you’ll need to extend it over the object you want to blur. Make sure you cover the entirety of the object or person’s face with a blurry shape.

Then, tap the checkmark button in the bottom-right corner to save the changes. Now, you can replay the video and see if the blur effect works!

Conclusion

To summarize, blurring a video on CapCut will hide specific portions of it or the entire video itself. It depends on what blurring technique you use.

You can blur the entire video using the first method on this list. The second method lets you blur a face or an object in the video.

Either way, both methods are easy to implement but if you have any questions, feel free to comment below!

I’m always around to reply to user questions.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

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