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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 11-12

    How to create a focus stacking effect: step 11

    11 Mask untidy areas
    If the sharp parts have been accurately blended, hit Cmd/Ctrl+E to merge the top layer down.  But if you find any untidy areas, click Add Layer Mask to add a mask to the top layer then grab the Brush tool and paint with black, revealing the sharper parts below.

     

    How to create a focus stacking effect: step 12

    12 Mask then merge
    Continue comparing the top layer with the layers below and adding masks. Press Cmd/Ctrl+E to merge the top layer down after painting each mask until you’re left with a single, pin-sharp layer. Click the Create New Layer icon to add a new empty layer.

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

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