Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Center Spot and diffusion, part of Learning Tiffen Dfx.
- If you're not particularly attracted to using…digital equivalence of glass filters…you can jump right to the diffusion…or center spot diffusion methods…to have additional controls.…Let's take a look at the center spot method.…What's nice here is that it diffuses the area…outside of the center.…Of course the center could be dragged to where you like it.…So you could decide what's in focus.…Notice that there are different intensity levels.…The ability to diffuse more,…as well as to add some warmth into that diffusion.…
Now, a value of five in my taste is way to high,…but something like two or one could be useful.…And if you take a look at the parameters here…you could really dial in the amount of blur as you see fit.…Additionally, the spot doesn't have to be perfectly round.…You might find it helpful to view the spot independently.…So now you could dial that in…so it's a bit more of a vertical…or a horizontal ellipse.…
Refine the radius and how much is the fall off,…as well as the transition amount.…This lets you get really specific.…
- Running Tiffen Dfx as a video or photo plugin
- Choosing a category and a filter
- Working with filter presets
- Limiting filters with masks
- Masking for precision
- Processing film with Film Lab filters
- Using the HFX Diffusion filters
- Correcting color and lens issues
- Refining light
- Using special effects
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. An Overview of Tiffen Dfx
2. The Dfx Workflow
3. Masking for Precision
4. Film Lab Essentials
5. HFX Diffusion Essentials
6. HFX Gradients and Tints
7. Modifying the Image
8. Correcting Lens Issues and Adding Effects
9. Refining Light
10. Using Special Effects
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