Everyone wants a beautiful out of focus Background once in a while, but what if you can’t achieve the look in-camera? In today’s episode, we show you how to fake Depth of field in Photoshop!
1… 2… Done!
1. To start, select out the subject that needs to be separated from your soon-to-be blurry Background. Use whatever Selection Tool you’d like, such as the Lasso Tool, Magnetic Lasso Tool, or our personal favorite, the Pen Tool. Then go to Filter -> Refine Edge. Here, you can match the softness of the selection with the actual image.
2. Next is the blur! Go to Filter -> Blur Gallery -> Tilt Shift. In this dialogue, you can choose the perfect settings for your fake Depth of field. Enjoy the blurry results!
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