How to Add Instant Depth of Field to Your Photos
By: Kaitlyn Miller in Photoshop Tutorials on 2008-04-25
Adding instant depth of field to photos is a popular technique that can help make your photos look more professional and visually appealing. Here are the steps to add depth of field to your photos using Adobe Photoshop:
- Open the photo you want to edit in Photoshop.
- Duplicate the background layer by pressing Ctrl/Command+J or by right-clicking on the layer and selecting "Duplicate Layer."
- Apply a Gaussian Blur filter to the duplicated layer by going to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Adjust the radius to your desired level of blur. The idea is to make the foreground and background slightly blurred, while the subject remains in focus.
- Add a Layer Mask to the duplicated layer by clicking on the Layer Mask button in the Layers panel. This will allow you to selectively reveal or hide parts of the blurred layer.
- Select the Brush tool and set the foreground color to black. Paint over the subject on the layer mask to reveal the sharp original image below. If you accidentally paint over too much of the image, simply switch the foreground color to white and paint over the affected area to restore the blur.
- Adjust the opacity of the duplicated layer to your liking. A lower opacity will give a more subtle effect, while a higher opacity will result in more pronounced blur.
By following these steps, you should be able to add instant depth of field to your photos, making them more visually appealing and professional-looking.
This policy contains information about your privacy. By posting, you are declaring that you understand this policy:
- Your name, rating, website address, town, country, state and comment will be publicly displayed if entered.
- Aside from the data entered into these form fields, other stored data about your comment will include:
- Your IP address (not displayed)
- The time/date of your submission (displayed)
- Your email address will not be shared. It is collected for only two reasons:
- Administrative purposes, should a need to contact you arise.
- To inform you of new comments, should you subscribe to receive notifications.
- A cookie may be set on your computer. This is used to remember your inputs. It will expire by itself.
This policy is subject to change at any time and without notice.
These terms and conditions contain rules about posting comments. By submitting a comment, you are declaring that you agree with these rules:
- Although the administrator will attempt to moderate comments, it is impossible for every comment to have been moderated at any given time.
- You acknowledge that all comments express the views and opinions of the original author and not those of the administrator.
- You agree not to post any material which is knowingly false, obscene, hateful, threatening, harassing or invasive of a person's privacy.
- The administrator has the right to edit, move or remove any comment for any reason and without notice.
Failure to comply with these rules may result in being banned from submitting further comments.
These terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and without notice.
Most Viewed Articles (in Photoshop )
Latest Articles (in Photoshop)