Blurred backgrounds have become a popular resource in the design community. They’re useful images to base your design on, providing a vibrant foundation to place a logo, typography and other elements to construct beautiful brochure covers, website headers and more! Rather than produce these blurred images digitally with gradients or a Gaussian blur, I used a macro camera lens to take completely out of focus photos of colourful objects to capture the organic tones and hues with authentic bokeh effects.

40 Free Blurred Backgrounds

This free pack of blurred backgrounds contains 40 high resolution images at over 3000x2000px in size. They’re perfect for filling out areas of your designs with vibrant colours, making them great for headers, flyers, advertisements, wallpapers or even as a background to present your portfolio work.

Blurred background as a photo overlay

Alternatively, overlay them over your images and change the blending mode to apply interesting colour adjustments to mimic retro style light leaks and film burns.

Download the free blurred backgrounds pack 20mb

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  1. Hey Chris,

    This is my first visit to your blog and I found you through Dre’s community on Facebook.

    I wanted to stop by and check out your blog but look what I found.

    What a cool thing to share with us and I just want to say thank you so much for being so generous. I’m downloading this baby as soon as I finish my comment.

    Thank you again and I hope you’re enjoying your day.

    ~Adrienne

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  2. Thanks for these. I was a premium subscriber but at the moment circumstances dictate otherwise but as always, free or not, it’s quality you serve!

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  3. Darn, I tried downloading them and didn’t get a file extension on them either :/ I tried it twice, just in case. These look really cool and I’d love to add them to my texture collection! Thanks! :)

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  4. Hi Chris, of all the gazzillions of emails i get every day offerring this and that, yours are treasured! Im am a self taught web designer and photoshopper and your emails videos blogs are excellent and I even have a Chris Spooner folder in my In box especially for you!! Lol. Thankyou for your generosity. :)

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  5. Hi, chào tác giả mình rất thích trang của bạn. Minh có down nhiều file từ trên này nhưng bạn có thể huống dẫn bằng hình ảnh windown không> mình tìm các chức năng tương tự như hình rất khó vì kiến thức hạn hẹp . Các hướng dẫn của bạn rất tốt !

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