In Photoshop CS6, Adobe introduced some additional blurring tools that can be used to create very photorealistic blurs, particularly the popular look of Tilt-Shift and an Iris blur. Can you use them video files? In this video, Richard Harrington walks you through how to use the Photoshop Blur Lab to design custom blurs for video.
- If you need to create complex Depth Mattes…or relatively complex blurring effects,…Photoshop has a whole sweet of tools…called the Blur Lab that let's you use multiple…photo realistic blurs to get great results.…I've opened up a photo here…and I'm just going to duplicate it…to work on a second copy for blurring.…Now, under the filter menu, you'll see Blur Gallery.…And this gives you access to several different filters.…
Some versions refer to this as blur lab.…Let's start here with the Field Blur.…And I like this option because it…allows me to put pins in the shot.…For example, I can add some pins here to the trees…specifying that those should be blurred.…Then, I can add pins further away…and reduce the blurriness for the…background so it's less blurred.…
There we go.…And then, even further back, where we…start to get to the infinity point,…I can take the blur all the way down…so that area is in focus.…Which is really pretty amazing…how you can dial these in like little gravity wells.…And as they move, they actually interact with each other,…
- Keying in Premiere Pro vs. After Effects
- Importing footage to key
- Stacking layers in Premiere Pro
- Using the Ultra Keyer
- Using KEYLIGHT
- Enhancing a key with 3D lights
- Deciding when to use a third-party tool
- Processing backdrops in Photoshop
- Exchanging transparency data
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Deciding Where to Key Your Footage
2. Importing Footage to Key
3. Keying in Adobe Premiere Pro
4. Keying in Adobe After Effects
5. Selected Third-Party Keyers
6. Processing Backdrops in Photoshop
7. Backdrop Techniques
8. Exchanging Transparency Data
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