Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting focus in the background, part of Green Screen Techniques for Video and Photography.
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Rich Harrington: Let's create some depth in the image and where do you want it to fall off, Abba?…Abba Shapiro: Well, I think as we go further back in the parking garage, I want to see that go out of focus.…Rich: All right, so a little trick I like to do is select all and choose Copy Merged…which copies everything to my clipboard and then paste, and then I get a flattened copy…on top, and we're going to call this Depth.…Now one of the best things about Photoshop CS6 is the fact that it has a Tilt-Shift Blur,…which is kind of cool.…
Otherwise you could use the Camera Lens Blur, and you could actually go there to Lens Blur,…and you could create a Depth Matte which works okay too.…So we'll just select that layer, and we'll choose Filter > Blur > Tilt-Shift.…Now that's fine and what we want to do here is rotate this, and we're going to position…this on the subject, so she's our center point.…And there is no need for anything to the right to be blurred, so we'll just set that outside of the field there.…
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- Why use green screen?
- Using a fabric, Flexfill, or Reflecmedia backdrop
- Lighting the green screen
- Establishing a relationship with the subject
- Shooting handheld
- Shooting with a DSLR
- Using a sync sound workflow
- Processing raw footage
- Creating transparency in Photoshop
- Removing the background
- Adjusting background focus
- Keying in Premiere Pro or After Effects
- Animating the camera
Skill Level Appropriate for all
After Effects CS6 Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson8h 41m Beginner
Foundations of Video: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Appropriate for all
1. An Introduction to Green Screen
2. Prepping the Green Screen
3. Lighting the Subject
4. Working with the Subject
5. Best Shooting Practices for DSLR Video
6. Background Selection
7. Creating Backgrounds in a Nonlinear Editing Tool
8. Creating the Composite for Motion
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