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Hand painting focus with onOne FocalPoint

From: Photoshop CS5: Creative Effects

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In the previous movie, I introduced you to how we can we can work with this plug-in which is called FocalPoint. Now because this plug-in is so powerful and so interesting, I thought it would be worthwhile to take just a couple of minutes to explore how we can work with this plug-in and how we can paint this effect out of particular areas of our photograph. Well, I really like the shallow depth of field on this image, yet I want it even more shallow. So in order to do that, I will click on this icon here to open up my onOne panel and I can do this, because I have already installed this plug-in or these set of plug-ins, rather.

Hand painting focus with onOne FocalPoint

In the previous movie, I introduced you to how we can we can work with this plug-in which is called FocalPoint. Now because this plug-in is so powerful and so interesting, I thought it would be worthwhile to take just a couple of minutes to explore how we can work with this plug-in and how we can paint this effect out of particular areas of our photograph. Well, I really like the shallow depth of field on this image, yet I want it even more shallow. So in order to do that, I will click on this icon here to open up my onOne panel and I can do this, because I have already installed this plug-in or these set of plug-ins, rather.

Next, we are going to go to FocalPoint and then we will double-click Open FocalPoint 2. This will then open the FocalPoint dialog. Now here I have my little bug and I will go ahead and position this over at the face. What I am going to do is just make this really nice and narrow and small so that I have all of this focused in on the eyes. Next, I can control my overall Vignette and here I am just going to try to brighten that up a bit and I can control the Blur amount as well, adding a lot of blur to the background areas. Well, at this juncture, I have this nice sharpness on the eyes, but I'm not necessarily really liking what's happening to the rest of the image.

Well, let's scroll down a bit, we have some options. Here we can dial in Contrast, you can see we either have less or more, we can modify the Brightness, also the Highlight Bloom, getting a little more highlight in there. I can get this exactly where I want it in regards to Contrast, Color Saturation. Also, if we want to add Film Grain, we can do that, in this case, we don't need it, so I will turn off that option. Well, next, you notice, there is a FocusBrush. Well, if you click on the brush itself, you can then access this, the Size, the Feather and Opacity.

Now what we can do here is we can simply paint across areas of our image. So as I am painting across these areas at this low opacity, I am starting to bring in more focus into this area. Let's increase the Opacity, bring it up to about 50 there. You can see now as I paint over these areas, again, I am just bringing this in. So why point this out. Well, there are times when the shape that you create with the bug just won't work, or there may be other times, just for creative effect, where you wan to bring in focus in the different areas of the image. Now, sometimes it's even fun to have a real low Opacity, big Brush Size, lots of Feather.

Just to paint it over those transitional edges, so that the focus kind of tapers off in a little bit more of a realistic way and here again, just bringing that around the edges there kind of adds that nice kind of soft effect. Now, to look at the before and after, simply click on the Preview icon. Here it is before and then after. Go ahead and paint a little bit more here, press the Left Bracket key to make my brush smaller, just like in Photoshop, same shortcut there. Bring in a little bit more of this area of the face and also over here.

Now, I am ready to apply this, simply click on Apply. It will then apply this effect on a new layer, and the great thing about this is that we have this flexibility of having this layer. Here it is, our before and then our after. Let's zoom in a little bit more closely here so you can see it; once again before and after.

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Photoshop CS5: Creative Effects

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  1. 1m 56s
    1. Welcome
      1m 8s
    2. Using the exercise files
      48s
  2. 25m 0s
    1. Removing an object from its background
      2m 56s
    2. Creating and modifying a shadow
      3m 13s
    3. Modifying a directional shadow
      5m 30s
    4. Removing a model from a white background
      2m 46s
    5. Building a false context
      2m 7s
    6. Adding and modifying shadows
      8m 28s
  3. 22m 42s
    1. Adding illumination to create a glow from within
      4m 10s
    2. Adding light with curves and masking
      3m 43s
    3. Adding light for emphasis
      3m 42s
    4. Improving black-and-white images with curves and masking
      3m 26s
    5. Using Shadow/Highlights to improve exposure
      3m 42s
    6. Correcting an overly backlit photograph
      3m 59s
  4. 28m 12s
    1. Improving sunset colors with color balance
      3m 20s
    2. Using color balance and masking to enhance color
      2m 36s
    3. Creating new and vivid colors
      2m 15s
    4. Using curves, color balance, and blending for best results
      3m 21s
    5. Enhancing colors
      3m 32s
    6. Saturating and desaturating colors for emphasis
      1m 56s
    7. Adding color without increasing contrast
      3m 0s
    8. Improving the impact of color with curves and color balance
      8m 12s
  5. 38m 41s
    1. Creating stunning color with Hue/Saturation and color balance
      6m 16s
    2. Creating an edgy muted and contrast look
      3m 40s
    3. Reducing color for impact
      5m 41s
    4. Enhancing color and creating color variations
      7m 29s
    5. Using Apply Image to create interesting results
      3m 29s
    6. Combining HDR toning with color effects
      5m 52s
    7. Making adjustments with Selective Color
      6m 14s
  6. 34m 23s
    1. Introducing the HDR Toning feature
      4m 44s
    2. Using layer masks and blending with HDR toning
      6m 3s
    3. HDR toning creative effect
      7m 14s
    4. Enhancing a photograph with HDR for black-and-white conversion
      6m 16s
    5. Creating a high key color effect
      5m 52s
    6. Getting an HDR-like effect with the High Pass filter
      4m 14s
  7. 26m 33s
    1. Basic infrared conversion
      5m 50s
    2. Working with infrared presets
      5m 30s
    3. Combining infrared and HDR toning
      7m 41s
    4. Creating infrared with contrast and sharpness
      7m 32s
  8. 16m 17s
    1. Using adjustment layers to create solarization
      2m 56s
    2. Adding creative color and a blur effect
      5m 20s
    3. Experimenting with gradient color and solarization
      2m 44s
    4. Creating a golden solarized effect
      5m 17s
  9. 18m 41s
    1. Creating soft focus with filters and blending
      2m 20s
    2. Using Smart Filters to create soft focus
      2m 15s
    3. Using soft focus without sacrificing color and contrast
      3m 58s
    4. Applying soft focus to skin
      5m 42s
    5. Creating a desaturated soft focus effect
      4m 26s
  10. 17m 52s
    1. Adding grain with Adobe Camera Raw
      6m 24s
    2. Adding grain with the Noise filter
      5m 24s
    3. Adding grain with the Film Grain filter
      6m 4s
  11. 37m 24s
    1. Modifying tone and converting to black and white
      4m 38s
    2. Adding texture with a grocery bag
      9m 38s
    3. Making an image sepia toned
      3m 13s
    4. Adding texture in three different ways
      5m 48s
    5. Adding a subtle vintage color effect
      4m 10s
    6. Creating a vintage color effect
      4m 43s
    7. Creative texture blending
      5m 14s
  12. 23m 37s
    1. Deconstructing the lens blur effect
      6m 23s
    2. The lens blur effect in action
      4m 13s
    3. Applying lens blur with a mask
      4m 49s
    4. Using lens blur in portraits
      3m 25s
    5. Desert fashion project
      4m 47s
  13. 23m 0s
    1. Applying motion blur
      4m 39s
    2. Creating radial zoom blur
      4m 27s
    3. Working with motion blur and masking
      6m 14s
    4. Getting creative with the Radial, Motion, and Lens Flare filters
      3m 21s
    5. Adding color and emphasis
      4m 19s
  14. 18m 15s
    1. Adding graffiti on a single plane
      4m 17s
    2. Adding reflections on multiple planes
      3m 0s
    3. Using Free Transform to create a vanishing point perspective, pt. 1
      4m 46s
    4. Using Free Transform to create a vanishing point perspective, pt. 2
      6m 12s
  15. 17m 40s
    1. Cropping with Adobe Camera Raw
      4m 32s
    2. Enhancing the sunrise colors
      5m 18s
    3. Modifying the color and tone of the mountains
      7m 50s
  16. 33m 18s
    1. Hand-painting a border or an edge
      5m 39s
    2. Adding a prebuilt edge
      4m 28s
    3. Working with a real film edge
      7m 57s
    4. Introducing the PhotoFrame plug-in
      5m 21s
    5. Using the PhotoFrame plug-in, pt. 1
      4m 11s
    6. Using the PhotoFrame plug-in, pt. 2
      5m 42s
  17. 41m 48s
    1. Changing color with onOne PhotoTools
      5m 43s
    2. Modifying focus with onOne Focal Point
      3m 56s
    3. Hand painting focus with onOne FocalPoint
      3m 9s
    4. Enhancing color with Nik Color Efex Pro
      9m 27s
    5. Actualizing your vision with Nik Color Efex Pro
      8m 39s
    6. Converting to black and white with Nik Silver Efex Pro
      5m 33s
    7. More black and white options with Nik Silver Efex Pro
      5m 21s
  18. 12m 39s
    1. Finding and installing custom brushes
      4m 33s
    2. Custom brush creativity
      8m 6s
  19. 38s
    1. Goodbye
      38s

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