Can't Shallow DOF Be 'Created' (Well) in PhotoShop?

Started May 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
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The issue is making your selection
In reply to whoodle, May 26, 2012

The blur process is a 1 click wonder... no skill or time there...

The issue is making your seclection/mask to apply the bluring to...

Unless you have a clear sky or wall background it is unlikly you will be able to automate the selection process... you will probably find quick maks mode (just press Q to toggle it on/off) will be the best thing to create a good and fast selection...

In quick maks mode you a simply painting the selection area, this allows you to get all the details you want, fade edges if required and fill the big areas with ease... when you exit quickmask mode PS converts your painted area into a selection.... then apply blur to this selection as required!

Ultimatly a more advanced method; I would dupe the layer then paint out the selection with a layer mask...

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