Top 6 BeFunky Photo Effects: Blur, Mirror, Lens Flare, HDR, Bokeh, Color Gradient You Should Try

BeFunky is a free online fun photo editor. It’s a cool and easy web app to edit your pictures without any software installations. Befunky has lots of stylish and professional-looking photo effects that can drastically enhance your picture.

With BeFunky you don’t need Adobe PhotoShop and expensive SLR camera to retouch your photo, BeFunky AI algorithms with do all the work automatically! You just need to upload your original photo without filters and select an effect to apply to your pic. Let’s learn 6 most popular artistic BeFunky photo effects today: BeFunky blur, color gradient, HDR, lens flare, mirror effect, and bokeh on BeFunky.

How to Blur in BeFunky?

how to use blur background effect in BeFunky

Do you want to attract all attention to your face, your cat or to your food and get rid of the rest of the photo scene? It’s quite easy. Use blur effect in BeFunky online app to blur photo background. Check my photo above with blur effect example. The photo get focus on one key element of the picture and highlight only what’s important for you on a photo.

Here’s how to use blur background effect in BeFunky:

  1. Sign into BeFunky (it’s free, link above);
  2. Go to BeFunky Photo Editor and click the Edit tab;
  3. Upload your source image;
  4. Click the Blur icon and apply any percent of blur effect to your picture;
  5. Press the Save button at the top of BeFunky photo editor when you’re done.

Watch video tutorial and see how to blur photo background in BeFunky:

How to Use BeFunky Gradient Effect to Adjust Photo Colors?

How to Use BeFunky Gradient

Do you want to soften colors of your image? Sometimes you might need it. For example, summer pictures made under bright sun can be too white, or night pictures with artificial lights can be too contrast. If you want to balance colors of your photos, try BeFunky gradient effect and adjust your image colors palette. Look at the photo example above, showing you BeFunky gradient in action.

Here’s how to use BeFunky color gradient:

  1. Go to BeFunky Photo Editor and click the Effects > Cinematic tab;
  2. Upload your source image;
  3. Click the Color Grading tile and apply the effect to your picture;

Please note that the color gradient feature is paid, so to download your picture with color gradient effect you need to upgrade to BeFunky Plus paid subscription. Or you can make a screenshot of your work with BeFunky watermark, if you want to get color gradient effect for free. Try Greenshot for it.

How to Add BeFunky HDR Effect to Your Pics?

How to Use BeFunky HDR Effect

Digital single-lens reflex camera shoot amazingly sharp images in ultra HD resolution with 40 megapixels and even more. Such pics look crystal crisp, bright, and contrast. But how to turn an average Android or iPhone photo into ultra HD pic? Simply, use HDR effect in BeFunky to add cutting-edge resolution. What type of images look perfect with HDR effect? Usually, all types of travel, ocean, lakes, rivers, nature, landscapes, forest, sights, panorama photos are great for HDR effect.

Here’s how to edit photo with BeFunky HDR:

  1. Open BeFunky Photo Editor and click the Effects > HDR tab;
  2. Upload your source image;
  3. Select one of HDR effect tiles and apply the effect to your picture;
  4. Use the HDR toggle bar to adjust HDR effect intensity and depth;

Please note that the HDR effects are paid options, so to download your HDR picture you should to buy to BeFunky Plus paid subscription. Or you can make a screenshot of your work as described in previous section.

How to Apply BeFunky Lens Flare Effect on Your Images?

BeFunky Lens Flare Effect for Darkish Photos

Another paid effect called “Lens Flare” of BeFunky can be super useful for darkish photos. Surely, there are other ways to brighten dark images that we described in our detailed tutorial, but fake lens flare that can be adjusted by color and position is one more way to improve deeply dark picture lacking natural light. Lens Flare effect especially looks wonderful on winter picture with lots of snow. BeFunky gives you to choose between 20+ lens flare effects. They vary by color, position, brightness. So you can select the light that fits your picture better. Look at the screenshot above without any light, it’s deep dark green. Below I’ll show you an example of BeFunky Sunny Day Lens Flare effect applied to the source picture.

How to Add BeFunky Lens Flare Effect

As you can see the forest picture got brighter and even changed its mood. So if you want to add more sun to your pics follow my way.

Here’s how to edit photo with BeFunky Lens Flare:

  1. Start BeFunky Photo Editor and click the Effects > Lens Flare tab;
  2. Upload your source image;
  3. Select one of Lens Flare effect tiles and apply the effect to your photo;
  4. Use your mouse to adjust Lens Flare position;
  5. Save your picture, if you have paid BeFunky account or make screenshot with BeFunky watermark on it.

You’re done! Enjoy your luminous photo!

How to Use Bokeh on BeFunky?

How Add Bokeh on BeFunky

One more tool that professional photographers use is Bokeh effect. What’s Bokeh? In other words, it’s soft focus. Unlike the Blur effect (it’s free and described in the first section of this post) that makes vague all the background, Bokeh adds both brightness and modesty to your picture. And BeFunky enables you to edit your pictures with Bokeh on BeFunky photo editor. The only limit – it’s paid option. But if you want to try to make your pictures with soft and bright background, than Bokeh is something you should go for.

Here’s how to edit picture with Bokeh on BeFunky:

  1. Launch BeFunky Photo Editor and click the Textures > Bokeh tab;
  2. Upload your source image;
  3. Select one of 6 Bokeh effect tiles and apply the effect to your picture;
  4. Click the Settings toggle to adjust Bokeh blend mode: Overlay, Soft Light, Multiply, Screen, Lighten, Darken, Color Dodge, Color Burn, Linear Burn, Hard Light, Vivid Light, Linear Light, Pin Light, Difference, Exclusion, Subtract, Color, Hue, or Luminosity;
  5. Save your picture, if you have paid BeFunky plan or make screenshot with BeFunky watermark on it.

Bokeh effect is probably one of the most complicated effects for newbies in photo editing. Still BeFunky facilitates even such advanced image manipulation technique.

How to Add BeFunky Mirror Effect on Your Pictures?

How to Use BeFunky Mirror Effect

BeFunky enhances images with adorable effects, marvelous frames and amusing graphics. Go to the website photo editor area and start photo editing you want. BeFunky photo effect as it’s one of the most popular features of this fun photo editor. But BeFunky Mirror effect is hidden in BeFunky Collage Maker. We’ll show you how to find this secret BeFunky photo effect and use it for FREE! If follow our tutorial step by step, you can use mirror effect for free, but it you want to go a shorter way, you’ll have paid for BeFunky Plus access.

Here’s how to use BeFunky Mirror Effect for Free:

  1. Go to BeFunky Collage Maker tab (not photo editor!);
  2. Go to Layers > Grid tab and choose free 3×3 collage grid;
  3. Delete unnecessary 7 cells. To do it, press on a cell, right-click your mouse and click the Delete cell option;
  4. Now you have only 2 cells where you need to upload one and the same photo;
  5. Click on the right picture and select the Edit Image option;
  6. A menu on the left will open, where you should select the Flip icon to reflect the photo horizontally;
  7. Go to the Customize tab at the left and move the Spacing toggle to the zero position.
  8. It’s it! Now you can download your picture for free. Click the Save button at the top of your browser.

Don’t forget that BeFunky enables you to upload a photo from PC, Facebook, Google Photos, Google Drive, Dropbox, or your WebCam.  If you need more room for improvisation, go ahead and upgrade to get extra features, sophisticated effects and advanced editing tools. Play with dozens photo styles and numerous effects and see how BeFunky turns an average image into an artistic masterpiece.

Now is your turn to speak. Which photo effect to do you like the most in BeFunky? Tell us in comments!

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