Reproducing the effect of a Lensbaby


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Reproducing the effect of a Lensbaby

You can replicate some of the Lensbaby's effects in Photoshop, and I say some because you're not going to get an exact Lensbaby simulacrum here. But you are going to be able to duplicate some of the smeary effects, and that's what we're going to do right here using a filter called Radial Blur. So let me tell you what I'm after here, so you can kind of follow my thought process. I want to create a Lensbaby-type effect where I've got an area that is in focus here, around Greg's head, with everything around that smearing outward in long streaky blurs.

So I'm going to do that with a single filter. Before I do that, I'm going to duplicate my background layer. I do this duplicate for a couple of reasons. First of all, if it turns out I don't like the effect, I can just ditch this layer and start over, because I always have a redundant backup there in that original layer. But also, it allows me to have a little more control of exactly where the blurring g...

Reproducing the effect of a Lensbaby
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Reproducing the effect of a Lensbaby provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Specialty Lenses

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