Background Blur: how to fake a shallow depth of field in 15 minutes

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 05/09/2012 03:00am
    How to blur background detail in Photoshop Elements: Step 10

    When shooting a portrait you can flatter your subject by switching the camera to Portrait mode. This opens up the lens’s aperture to a wide value such as f/4.5. As a result of this wide aperture value the subject’s face will look nice and sharp, while allowing you to blur background and foreground details.

    In this Photoshop Elements tutorial we’ll show you how to take control of your shot’s bokeh (background blur), so you can hide distracting details and draw the eye to your main subject.

    Photo of the day: 19 August

    | Inspire | 19/08/2012 07:00am
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    Photo of the day: 17 August

    | Inspire | 17/08/2012 13:00pm
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    Photo of the day: 15 August

    | Inspire | 15/08/2012 15:59pm
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    Photo of the day: 25 July

    | Inspire | 25/07/2012 07:00am
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    Photo of the day: 15 July

    | Inspire | 15/07/2012 07:00am
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    Photo of the day: 9 July

    | Inspire | 09/07/2012 07:00am
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    The vibrant colours in this image and the sharp focus on the kingfisher make this a cracking shot.

    Photo of the day: 22 June

    | Inspire | 22/06/2012 07:00am
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    The shallow depth of field in this pretty image is spot on, which means that this little beauty is our photo of the day.

    Photo of the day: 17 June

    | Inspire | 17/06/2012 07:00am
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    Photo of the day: 15 June

    | Inspire | 15/06/2012 06:00am
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    Poksoh by ‘Rzley’. The background is blurred in this image, which is achieved by using a wide aperture.

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