Adding bokeh blur


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Adding bokeh blur

You've already seen that the depth of field controls can add some nice blur. We can refine this, however, with an adjustment layer and actually add some Bokeh Blur. Here's how it works. In this scene I'm going to add an Adjustment layer at the top and then take advantage of the Camera Lens Blur. Now this works really well, and what it's going to allow me to do is keyframe in a blur effect. I want to go ahead and have this sort of reveal a bit. We'll adjust the Blur Radius, I'll tell the Edge Pixels to repeat, and we'll bring that up a bit to start.

Notice what's happening there is it starts to diffract a bit. This is easiest to see if you make sure you're viewing it at full resolution, and I am going to go back to 1 camera view. There we go. Now you can adjust the size as well as Gain, and notice here that Gain is going to start to bloom some of the highlights. I'll lower the Threshold, and that causes the brighter areas to bloom. You'll see that the sky s...

Adding bokeh blur
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Adding bokeh blur provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Motion Control 3D: Bringing Your Photos to Life in Three Dimensions with After Effects and Photoshop CS6

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