Invoking a depth mask from Lens Blur


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Invoking a depth mask from Lens Blur

In this exercise we are going to use the Depth Mask combined with the Lens Blur Filter in order to fashion a depth of field effect, in which we maintain the focus of the foreground image, and we blur away the focus of the background. If you would like to join me, I am working inside of a catchup document called Grass masks.tif that features the original photograph from iStockphoto.com, Bobby Osborn, as well as three variations on our depth mask. The rough version of the depth mask here inside of the rough alpha channel. We also have the field alpha channel. It's cleaned up version of the rough alpha channel.

Then we have the depth mask, the actual, final depth mask in which I added a Black to Transparent gradient over top. Let's go back to the RGB image. Let's switch over to the layers palette here. I want you to go ahead and press Ctrl+Alt+J or Command+Option+J on the Mac in order to jump this image to a new layer. We also have the option of renaming this new layer of cou...

Invoking a depth mask from Lens Blur
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Invoking a depth mask from Lens Blur provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS3 Channels & Masks: Advanced Techniques

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Design Photography
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