So I'm trying to replicate a UIView with a subtle transparent blur effect as shown in the wires above. I feel like I've tried everything...UIBlurEffectViews are too intense, I've tried a few 3rd party library's such as ILTranslucentView and FXBlurView that don't do the trick, I feel a bit hopeless. The idea is that the blurry transparent view will act as a slider view on top of another view. When the user pulls the slider view on top of it's parent view, the parent view will blur. If anyone could point me in the right direction I would really appreciate it.