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I'm going to play a little bit with sharpening and focus in this movie. And we have a, kind of a, this nice sort of abstracty type shot. It's an overpass. All right. We'll play with focus first. Focus is kind of a fun tool here. So, it allows me to take an area that's going to be in focus. I'm just changing a circle here. And then, everything else outside of that circle will be out of focus. kind of neat.
And you have two shapes you can do. You can also do this, and you can rotate it. Sometimes you have to kind of make it to what you want it to do. There we go, something like this. Maybe, and then I'll reposition it right on these little rivet things right here. Rotate it just a bit more and something like that. Now, the only problem is getting that tree. Right. The tree is half in focus, half not in focus, so that's the thing about these things.
Leave the tree out of it. There, something like this. Okay. So now, I've sort of said okay, I want your eye, when you look at this shot, to go to this area right here and that's what you can use focus for. Now, what I'd like to do is maybe just sharpen that up a bit, see if we can make it pop a bit more. So, go ahead and click Apply on Focus, and just go to Sharpness. I have to be careful with this tool. This is not the best sharpening tool in the world, and it can get a little edgy real fast.
So, we'll just going to add a little bit of sharpness. If I go to far with it here, let's see if you can see the edginess. I think it's a little pixelated. I don't know if you can tell on your monitor or not, but see it starts getting a little too, what I call digital looking. So, I'm going to back that off a little bit. Generally speaking on sharpness with this particular tool. We're not in Photoshop now, we're on an online editor for Flicker. Just sharpen it up a bit. But the effects kind of cool. So, we've used focus and all of this has gotten kind of soft now, we bring the viewers eye to this area, in the composition, add a little bit of sharpness to it. And I think we've made a more interesting photo, so I'm going to click Apply and now we're going to save it.
And I'm going to replace the shot. Right? Again, I'm just trying to improve my photos right now, process, there we go. kind of neat. So, that's focus and sharpness.
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