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 17-18

How to create a focus stacking effect: step 17

17 Clone to tidy
Click the Create New Layer icon, then grab the Clone tool. Set Sample to All Layers in the options bar, then zoom in close to the central stalk. Hold Alt to sample a clone source, then paint with the tool to clone out the messy area behind the main stalk.

 

How to create a focus stacking effect: step 18

18 Try High Pass sharpening
With the top layer highlighted, hit Cmd/Ctrl+ Shift+Alt+E to merge a copy of all layers into a single layer. Go to Filter>Other>High Pass. Set Radius 
to 3px and hit OK. In the Blending Mode drop-down menu, select Overlay to sharpen the edges.

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