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Inkscape by Bethany Hiitola

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Time for action — blurring the background of a photograph

We will take the same photograph we used from a previous exercise and manipulate it differently here. We will select the foreground that we want to keep crisp, and clear and then blur the background. Here are the steps on how this is done:

  1. Open a new Inkscape document and import a bitmap/photograph you want to use for this exercise. From the main menu, select File and then Import.
  2. Select the correct bitmap file and click Open. Make sure your imported bitmap is selected, and then select File and then Document Properties. In the Custom Size section, click Resize page to content, as shown in the following screenshot:
  3. Click Resize page to drawing or selection.

    Your document page size will now ...

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