Using Focus Area for accurate sharpening


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Using Focus Area for accurate sharpening

In this movie, I want to introduce you to a helpful new feature, which is called Focus Area. Focus Area is a selection tool, which gives us the ability, to build a selection based on areas of focus or sharpness in our photographs. Now in order to understand how this feature works, we're going to do a small project. And that project will consist of building a selection of our subjects. You can see the subjects in this photograph are in focus and because I was using a shallow depth of field, the background is out of focus.

Then, we'll take that selection and we'll create an adjustment layer based on that selection. So that the background is black and white, and the subjects are color. Alright? Well here it goes. Navigate to the Select pulldown menu, and here choose Focus Area. Again, that's Select and then Focus Area. Click on that menu item and it will open up the dialogue. And by default the auto option will be turned on so that Photoshop will do its magic. We'll analyze the image and...

Using Focus Area for accurate sharpening
Video duration: 5m 53s 2h 34m Intermediate Updated Oct 06, 2014

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Using Focus Area for accurate sharpening provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop for Photographers: 2014 Creative Cloud Updates

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Photography
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