Adding depth of field


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Adding depth of field

In this project, we are going to talk about how to add depth of field to an image. So that we bring more of the image on to the focal plane. So notice what we have in the case of this image right here, which is called a Man with columns.PSD. It's found inside the 07_For_Effect folder and this image comes to us from photographer Tom Young, once again of iStockphoto.com. And notice that we have this gentleman in the foreground, who is in sharp focus, and his background is out of focus. It's very separated from him.

Now what if you want it to look more part of him, you want the foreground and background to appear to be more in union with each other? Like this image right here for example, which by the way is called heightened DOF, meaning depth of field, .PSD also found inside that same 07_For_Effect folder. How do you go about achieving this effect? Well, I will say first of all that you aren't going to take portions of an image that are out of focus and suddenly make them in focus. So...

Adding depth of field
Video duration: 4m 39s 10h 36m Intermediate

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Adding depth of field provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS3 Sharpening Images

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Photography
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Photoshop
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