Advice on edited background

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dka91 Senior Member • Posts: 1,086
Advice on edited background

Hi, just wanted to firstly thank those who gave me some advice on a couple I shot (not with a gun though :O) a few weeks ago. Basically I adjusted the backgorunds on a few in photoshop (just started learning it lol) and I wanted to get some feedback on it.

My personal feeling is that it is blurred enough, as it starts to look odd when I blur it more, but what do you think? Do you think it looks better blurred? Also just to say the edge detection tool is awesome!

Ive put in the original then the edited version!

Thanks alot!



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Chimere
Chimere Senior Member • Posts: 1,498
Re: Advice on edited background

Very nice indeed, you should be happy with the result !

Cheers,

Chimere

brian14478
brian14478 Senior Member • Posts: 3,703
Re: Advice on edited background

I think they look good edited...

Just try if possible to 'get it that way in the first place'  Either by a fast lens or positioning you subject or yourself to make for a more pleasing/less distracting background.

To do both is optimal but is not often possible. So good job with the pp. it can be a framesaver...brian

dka91 OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,086
Thanks mate [nt]

nt nt

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dka91 OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,086
Re: Advice on edited background

Hey thanks alot!

Yeah I agree I'll try and frame it alot better for next time so I can make the background less distracting before pp. I prefer it natural I think the pp gives it a sorta artificial looking enhanced dof imho, but I suppose Ive got no choice, Ill learn for next time

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Bart7D
Bart7D Veteran Member • Posts: 4,277
Re: Advice on edited background

Nice advancements!

Be sure to do away with the pole under the man's nose... And then there's still the one in his neck...

I agree a good DoF will often look better than an artificially blurred one; but if done well, most people won't notice the difference. Such is the attraction to the main subject...

Bart

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aaanouel
aaanouel Veteran Member • Posts: 5,107
Re: Advice on edited background

I'd blur it some more... it still distracts the attention and doesn't aisle main subjects enough (my taste).

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dka91 OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,086
Re: Advice on edited background

Thank you! Ahh well I suppose Ill have to learn to remove the pole aswell

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dka91 OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,086
Re: Advice on edited background

Got ya, cheers!

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