Creating a selective focus effect


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Creating a selective focus effect

In this lesson, we'll create a selective focus effect, perhaps better thought of as a selective blur effect, as a creative variation on an image. I'm going to use a filter for this effect, so my first step is to convert my background image layer into a smart object so that I can utilize smart filters. Which increase my flexibility I'll choose Filter > Convert For Smart Filters from the menu, and click OK to confirm that decision, and you can see that my background image layer is now a smart object. Now I'm ready to apply my filter effect. I'm going to choose Filter > Blur and then Radial Blur in this particular case. I'm going to create a zoom effect that is relatively strong. Now, one of the limitations of the radial blur filter, is that we're not able to see a preview of the effect.

All the more reason to use a smart filter for this purpose. So that we can always go back and refine the settings as needed. I'm going to increase the amo...

Creating a selective focus effect
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Creating a selective focus effect provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Photoshop Creative Effects Workshop

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