TikTok users are desperate to learn this bizarre photo editing hack

An image from a TikTok photo editing hack video showing how to create a blurry face effect
(Image credit: Mirta Miler via TikTok)

TikTokkers are always after the latest filter or photo editing hack. Often it's about getting the perfect sunkissed look or removing blemishes and beautifying yourself with artificially perfect skin. But the latest effect that everyone's after is a much simpler solution for any insecure social media star – it blurs your face completely.

Several TikTokkers have shared videos showing their, erm, editing process using a smartphone app that can quickly create a motion blur effect over specific areas of an image, and the technique has proved a massive hit. Thousands of TikTokkers want to know how to do it, so we'll let you in on the secret below. Just remember that for more advanced photo editing, you can always see our guide to the best photo editing software.


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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.