How do I apply the blur/tear drop/tilt shift effect to a photo?

To add the blur/tear drop/tilt shift effect to your photo:

  1. Take a photo or choose a photo saved on your phone.
  2. Select the drop icon
  3. Choose linear ( – ) or radial ( o ) tilt shift.
  4. Drag or tap the double lines (linear) or circle (radial) to the area of your photo where you want to use the effect. Anything you see in the translucent white will become blurred once you lift your finger from the screen.
  5. To remove the tilt shift effect, go to the drop icon and select x.

You can find more tips for using tilt shift from maclife.com as well our Photo Tips post at blog.instagram.com.

Note: On Apple iOS phones, tilt shift was included as of V1.14 and works on phones running iOS 4.2.1 or later. On Android phones, tilt shift was included as of V1.1.0 and works on select supported phones.

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