Diffusing focus with Blur and Overlay


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Diffusing focus with Blur and Overlay

I am still looking at the Natasha.psd file and all we have done to this file is to walk through the layers in this fairly complex composition here and then merge all of the layers on to a single layer at top using Command+Shift+Option+E on the Mac or Ctrl+Shift+Alt+E here on the PC. Now this is a static layer of course, it exactly matches everything below it. So if I were to turn off this eyeball here, we would not see any sort of transformation inside of the image window because it's pixel for pixel identical to the flattened version of the composition below it. But it's also static.

So any modifications I'll make to it if I then turn around and change the layers below it, I would have to re- manufacture this layer. Now if you want something that's more forgiving and more dynamic, then you would want to go ahead and grab all of these layers here, click on one, Shift+Click on another in order to select them all like so and combine them into a smart object. We will be lo...

Diffusing focus with Blur and Overlay
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Diffusing focus with Blur and Overlay provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS4 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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