Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Field Blur to vary focus in a scene, part of Photoshop for Designers: Filters (2015).
For this first in our series of Blurring Filters, let's look at the new Field Blur …which is part of the Blur gallery. First thing I should mention here is that …I've applied this as a Smart filter. You will not be able to apply as a Smart …filter unless you have Photoshop version 13.1 or later. …Now, at the time of recording, version 13.1 had only recently been released.…
It is a creative Cloud-only update. It's a relatively small update, but it …has a few very useful features and some that are pertinent to us working with the …Blur filters. If you are working with an earlier …version, then you will just need to duplicate the layer for insurance sake. …So, Cmd+J and then carry on as normal. You will still have the filters. …You just won't be able to apply them as Smart filters.…
Here, I'm using Field Blur to vary the focus in this image. …If we turn off the filter, you can see what I mean. …Let's go to 100% view. Actually, that's a little bit too big. …But we can see that just the way the photograph was taken, the stop sign and …
- Understanding the importance of Smart Filters
- Sharpening with filters
- Creative use of filter blend modes
- Painting in the effect of a filter using filter masks
- Combining filters
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Sharpening: What Every Designer Needs to Know
3. Blurring for Effect
4. Artistic Filters
5. Brush Strokes Filters
6. Working with the Distort Filters
7. Effective Use of the Pixelate Filters
8. Using the Render Filters
9. Creative Use of the Sketch Filters
10. Working with the Stylize Filters
11. Using the Texture Filters
12. Creative Use of the "Big" Filters
13. Applying Camera Raw as a Filter
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