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Sketch in 60 Seconds: Create a Frosted Background Effect

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It’s time to learn something super-quick in Sketch; a frosted background effect. So without further ado, let’s jump in!

Frosted Background in 60 Seconds

Start by placing an image on your Sketch artboard, then cover it with a simple rectangle shape. Fill the rectangle with a shade of white, then reduce its opacity to 50%.

To complete the effect, head over to the inspector and select Background Blur. Choose an Amount of between 5px and 10px, which will give you something like this:

Your rectangle will maintain its frosted effect no matter where you move it over the image, and you can even play with different background colors, opacity levels, and blur amounts.


That’s it! I hope you enjoy this quick and easy effect in Sketch; let us know what you use it for!

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