Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Employing selective focus, part of Enhancing iPhone Photos with Lightroom and Photoshop.
…I'd say that the thing that I use desktop…software for with my iPhone photos the most, next…to backing up, which I make sure that I…back up all of them, but that's selective focus.…Because the iPhone, it's a great camera, but it controls the aperture and even…if you force it, it's really hard to get a shallow depth of field.…The only way I've ever been able to do it, is to…shoot a macro shot of something really close up in relatively low light.…It's really tricky to get that nice, soft, shallow depth of field.…
So let me show you how to do it using software.…Let's take this image here.…And we're just going to hit cmd+E, and send a copy of that over to Photoshop.…And I want to show you a way to do…this without any Masks or any detail selective edits.…Although, you can certainly do all of that.…What we're going to do is just come over to…our Filter menu, and come over to Iris Blur.…And it's going to drop a pin on the image, and just so…you can see what I am doing, I'm going to bump that way up.…And the way that this works, is the pin in the middle is what's in focus.…
Next, Bryan explores Lightroom and Photoshop techniques aimed at working around the iPhone camera's limitations and making mobile photos look their best: enhancing dynamic range, correcting lens distortion, reducing noise and enhancing sharpness, and much more. Plus, learn how to create HDR images and panoramas, and even lift still images from video.
- Shooting your best with metering and focus
- Importing iPhone photos into Lightroom
- Correcting lens distortion
- Adding grain to hide artifacts
- Creating a collage from multiple images
- Employing selective focus and sharpening
- Generating still images from iPhone video clips