Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a selective focus effect, part of Photoshop Creative Effects Workshop.
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 amount here just a little bit and click OK, and you …
- Safely experimenting with creativity
- Creating a black-and-white effect
- Using Curves presets for creative effects
- Applying a vignette
- Using the Filter Gallery
- Applying a Gradient Map adjustment
- Creating a multiple exposure effect
- Hand-painting an image
- Creative projects
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop for Photographers: Creative Effectswith Chris Orwig4h 57m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Creative Compositingwith Chris Orwig4h 41m Intermediate
1. Creative Basics
2. Expanded Creativity
3. Targeted Creativity
4. Creative Projects
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