Make Parts of an Image Stand Out by Changing Focus
In this tutorial I will show you an easy way to take an image and make parts of it out of focus to bring the attention on another object in the image.
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Focus Area is a brand new selection tool in Photoshop, introduced as part of the 2014 Creative Cloud updates. With Focus Area, we can now make selections based on the in-focus area of an image! In other words, if we have an image where we need to isolate a person or subject from the background, and that person or subject happens to be in focus (inside the depth of field) while the background is blurred and out of focus, Photoshop can now analyze the image, figure out what’s in focus and what’s not, and make a selection of just the area we need. In this two-part tutorial, we’ll see how it works!
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In the first part of this tutorial on the new Focus Area selection tool in Photoshop CC 2014, we learned that Focus Area allows us to make selections based on the in-focus areas (the depth of field) of an image, making it a potentially great choice for separating a subject from its background. We also learned that creating a focus-based selection is really a two-step process. First, we use the tools in the Focus Area dialog box to create an initial selection of our in-focus subject. Then we take that initial selection and move it into Photoshop’s Refine Edge command where we clean it up, fine-tune it and make it even better.
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In this easy tutorial I will run you through very few steps on how to change the focus of an image you have taken with a regular camera.