How to Use Iris Blur to create shallow depth of field Photoshop


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Using Iris Blur to create shallow depth of field

Priority to Photoshop CS6, Creating a shallow depth of field in software was a fairly difficult process. You had you know a lot about layers and Masking and Depth Maps. It could be, done but it was a very manual process. We know that a lot of people want to get this effect and that their source files are often coming off of camera phones and consumer devices, so I realized it needed to be very, very easy. So what we've come up with in CS6 is called Iris Blur, it's designed to be very approachable and it's a whole new way of interacting with your image. Let me show you how it works.

So here we have this image that was shot with a macro lens and I've got a lot of great information here, but one of the reasons that you want a shallow depth of field is you want these center of focus to sort of jump off the page. So we're going to come in here to Blur, and there's a whole new family of Blur Filters, and one of them is called Iris Blur. And the first thing I notice is that...

Using Iris Blur to create shallow depth of field
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Using Iris Blur to create shallow depth of field provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Bryan O'Neil Hughes as part of the Photoshop Insider Training: Enhancing Photos

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