Focus Stacking: how to extend depth of field when shooting close up

Focus Stacking: how to extend depth of field when shooting close up

Step-by-step how to create a focus stacking effect: steps 5-6

How to create a focus stacking effect: step 5

05 Open as a layered file
Click Done to exit Camera Raw and go back to Bridge. Click one of the newly-created JPEGs, then hold Cmd/Ctrl and click on the rest of the JPEGs to select. Go to Tools>Photoshop>Load Files Into Photoshop Layers to open all images in one document.

 

How to create a focus stacking effect: step 6

06 Align the layers
Once the file has loaded into Photoshop, go to Window>Layers to access the Layers palette, then hold Shift and click on the bottom layer to highlight them all. Next go to Edit>Auto-Align Layers. By default the command is set to Auto, which is fine, so hit OK.

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