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Depth of Field Photomanipulation Tutorial Part 2

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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 2 of 2 - Part 1 can be found here

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Bullet; Green Bullet; Green Bullet; Green Related Tutorials:
Depth of Field Photomanipulation Tutorial Part 1 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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redmoon-mistress's avatar
Thank you! Your tutorials are always useful, easy to understand, and well written. :clap:
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SummerDreams-Art's avatar
Thank for sharing such useful tips!:heart:
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LizbethLizard's avatar
Deine tutorials sind super! Vielen, vielen dank! :love:
kuschelirmel-stock's avatar
freut mich sehr das zu hören! :love:
liadan-bran's avatar
Your tutorials are amazing! Thank you so much for taking the time to make them. :)
DoF is something I don't think I consciously take into consideration. I will now.
JjMcKinney's avatar
Thank you for your DoF tutorials, I have been having some trouble with DoF in some of my work, and am looking forward to using your tips to create a more realistic piece...will let you know what I come up with
kuschelirmel-stock's avatar
that sounds great! glad I could help :heart: and I'd love to see what you come up with, too!
KevyMetal's avatar
Nice tips. A couple of tricks I had never considered there. Thanks.:thumbsup: :D
RagingNerd's avatar
Thank you so so much for this! :heart:
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you are most welcome :love:
ObscuroArcanum's avatar
Thankyou for these tutorials. They will come in handy for improving the DOF I apply to my 3D works :huggle:
ScatteredAshe's avatar
Hmm...I see the Lens Blur filter in my near future lol. I've seen it in the blur menu but never really tried it because I wasn't sure about the various settings, so thanks for the info! Do you ever use Field Blur? I usually use it and/or Gaussian, but I don't really understand how Field Blur works either, usually just play around with the setting until I like the effect.
kuschelirmel-stock's avatar
I've never used field blur, so I have no clue what that one does either ^^; Maybe I should try it though :D
TriZiana's avatar
Both of these are awesome!! Thank you so much!! I actually learned something, never knew about using the lens blur thing, gonna try that out soon!!! Thanks again for making this!!!
AstralPaint's avatar
These tutorials are wonderful - in depth enough to understand the techniques but not technical enough to scare anyone away!  A brilliant reference for both those new to photomanipulation and those that have been around for a while.  :3  Thank you!
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