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December 21, 2013
[Stock & Resources] This tutorial does a fantastic job of explaining how to achieve the depth of field effect in a photomanipulation. Be sure to check out part two of the tutorial as well! Depth of Field Photomanipulation Tutorial Part 1 by =kuschelirmel-stock
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Depth of Field Photomanipulation Tutorial Part 1

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You have probably all seen it done without knowing the technical term for it: that "blurry background / blurry foreground thing" that can help you get some depth into your manip. The technical term - Depth of Field - describes the part of a photograph that is in focus while the camera renders everything outside the DoF as blurry. In this tutorial, I am trying to teach you how the effect comes about in classic photography (without going into too much detail - the photographers present are asked to excuse this), what you need to look out for in terms of pitfalls and how to use Photoshop tools to simulate the effect.

I would love to hear your comments - all my tutorials are free, but the time it takes to write them is usually considerable, so a little feedback would be welcome, to keep my spirits up ;)

Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue This is Part 1 of 2 - Part 2 can be found here

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All images used are mine unless stated otherwise.
In this part, the following stock providers' images were used in addition:
~13-Melissa-Salvatore, ~Sinned-angel-stock, *NastiaOsipovaStock, ~ddLinStock, `faestock, *YBsilon-Stock, *Free-Stock-By-Wayne, *jagged-eye, ~polocola

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Bullet; Green Bullet; Green Bullet; Green Related Tutorials:
Depth of Field Photomanipulation Tutorial Part 2 by kuschelirmel-stock ManipT+T Layer Masks Explained by kuschelirmel-stock The Lighting Tutorial - Part 1 by kuschelirmel-stock The Lighting Tutorial - Part 2 by kuschelirmel-stock
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Nexu4's avatar
amazing tutorial :clap:
A-Wakefield's avatar
Thanks so much for sharing!
I have used this here:

Medusa's Lair by A-Wakefield
ailerozn's avatar
I knew about Depth of Field, but I love how you incorporated some photography in there (ex: when you go back and zoom, there's more blur, and just about aperture in general). I have to go and take out my camera, and try varying those effects. Thanks! (:
kuschelirmel-stock's avatar
:w00t: great to hear - I was hoping for that side-effect :D
Shedboy68's avatar
Congrats mate!! :clap:
zummerfish's avatar
wonderful tutorial :love:
gillianivyart's avatar
Grats on the DD!  ;D
ECatsie's avatar
This information was very useful :D Keep it up!
And congratulations on your DD :) You deserve it~
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Congrats for the DD!!
Lintu47's avatar
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day and Happy Holidays! :santa:
TrixyNetex's avatar
This is great :D
Nicely explained, you've given me much to think about.
Congrats on the DD :heart: 
ScatteredAshe's avatar
This is freaking awesome!! :squee: I was already somewhat familiar with DOF but you really broke it down, thank you!!
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