I'm new to sketch 3 and I really want to create that blurry background you have over the icons when you pull it down. I've followed a tutorial for blur in Sketch 3 but I didn't achieve exactly what I wanted.

This is my result: enter image description here

But I would like to achieve this: enter image description here

My result makes the icons stand out, but I want them to be more blurry. How can I accomplish this?


Sincerely, Erik

  • There isn't much difference, I just need it a little more blurry – Erik Oct 7 '14 at 16:16
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    Oh, now I noticed the "Amount" setting.. – Erik Oct 7 '14 at 16:17
  • Sketch has been growing in questions here. If you don't mind taking a screenshot of the setting and posting it as an Answer others might find it useful. I don't think many of our regulars use Sketch yet. – Ryan Oct 7 '14 at 16:34
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    and it wouldn't hurt posting a link to the tutorial and pointing out where it started going wrong, if at all possible. – Joonas Oct 7 '14 at 18:46

For anyone interested, you can achieve this effect by drawing a rectangle above your image. Then apply:

  • Black fill at 70% opacity
  • Background blur at about 25px

enter image description here

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