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 7-8

How to create a focus stacking effect: step 7

07 Crop the edges
Once the Auto-Align command has finished, the elements on each layer will be aligned, but the edges of the frame will look messy. Grab the Crop tool, right-click and choose Unconstrained, then drag across the image to crop off the unwanted messy edges.

 

How to create a focus stacking effect: step 8

08 Duplicate and blend
Ensure all layers are still selected, then drag them to the Create New Layer icon to copy all five. Next, go to Edit>Auto-Blend Layers, make sure Stack Images and Seamless Tones and Colours are selected, then hit OK. Photoshop will seek out and blend the sharp parts.

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