Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Narrowing the focus, part of Photoshop Elements 10: Quick Fixes.
Especially when using a Compact Digital Camera, very often you'll end up with a …tremendous depth of field in your scene. Meaning, that foreground and background …objects appear in relatively sharp focus. Sometimes though, that can be a little …bit distracting. In this lesson, we'll explore one of the …Guided Edits in Photoshop Elements that enables us to reduce the appearance of …Depth of Field in a photo. To get started, I'll go to the Guided …Edit option, and I want to scroll down and look for my Depth of Field Effect.…
That's under the Lens Effect section on the right panel when we're in the Guided …Edit mode. I'll go ahead and click Depth of Field, …and then I can choose whether I want a Simple Depth of Field adjustment, or a …Custom Depth of Field adjustment. The simple option works with a gradient …in a circular shape, which doesn't give us very much control. …And with this image, I obviously have a very irregular area that I want to …maintain in sharp focus. So, I'll chose the Custom option. …
- Importing images
- Basic quick fixes in the Organizer
- Opening images in the Editor
- Lighting improvements
- Color improvements
- Removing distractions
- Applying a soft focus effect
- Replacing the sky
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Lighting Improvements
3. Color Improvements
4. Removing Distractions
5. Getting Fancy
6. Closing Thoughts
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