Apply a Motion Blur to an Image in the GIMP Application

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Steps

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    You should have GIMP open and an image ready to use
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    For more information, refer to our tutorials on how to open GIMP and how to open existing documents in GIMP.
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    First, click "Filters"
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    It is at the top left-side of the window.
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    Then, move the cursor to "Blur"
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    From the menu, click "Motion Blur..."
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    A dialogue box will appear.
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    You can navigate around the preview by clicking and dragging the preview
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    Otherwise, you can click the scrollbars and arrows next to the preview.
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    Ensure that "Preview" is checked
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    You will be able to see how the blur will change the image.
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    You can click "Linear" (lines), "Radial" (circles), and "Zoom" (magnifying glass) under "Blur Type"
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    This will select the type of blur.
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    If you select "Radial" or "Zoom", you will be able to change "Blur Center"
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    Then, you can change the "X" and "Y" values for the center of the blur. You can type the values or click the arrows.
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    After that, you can also click the unit drop-down menu
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    This will allow you to click another measurement unit to select it.
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    Then, adjust "Length" and "Angle" under "Parameters"
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    You can click the scrollers or type the values to the right.
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    Once you are satisfied with the settings, click "OK"
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    The blur effect will be applied as a green line moves across the window at the bottom.
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