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

    | Photoshop Tutorials | Tutorials | 18/05/2013 01:00am
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    Step-by-step how to create a focus stacking effect: steps 9-10

    How to create a focus stacking effect: step 9

    09 Merge and rename
    Once the Auto-Blend Command has finished, hit Cmd/Ctrl+E to merge the top five highlighted layers into one single layer. Double-click the layer name and rename it ‘sharp’. Zoom in close and you’ll notice a few messy edges where the blend hasn’t quite worked.

     

    How to create a focus stacking effect: step 10

    10 Compare with originals
    Click the eye icon next to the ‘sharp’ layer to hide it, then analyse the first of the five original layers below. Note where the sharp areas are, then reveal the top ‘sharp’ layer again to see if all the in-
focus areas have been blended properly.

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    Posted on Saturday, May 18th, 2013 at 1:00 am under Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials.

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