Auto-blending depths of field


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Auto-blending depths of field

All right. I promised to show you a good use for Auto-Blend Layers, and one of the great uses for Auto-Blend Layers is Photomerge. It's very successful in that context, and I was telling you that Photomerge is really just a combination of Auto-Align Layers and Auto-Blend Layers working together. So we'll see, just how well the feature performs in that context later, but for now, I want to show you another trick that it has up its sleeve, by itself. You can actually blend images with different depths of field. So if you shoot a series of images, all of which have different levels of focus, then you can merge the focused versions of all of those images together fairly automatically.

You're going to have to follow up with a little manual layer masking, but most of the work will be done by the Auto-Blend Layers command by itself. So here I am in the Bridge, looking at the contents of this Video awards subfolder, and what we're seeing here is six images all shot by photograph...

Auto-blending depths of field
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Auto-blending depths of field provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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