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Image Focusing

Author: Anagnos

Tools Needed

  • Photoshop

Introduction

Here you are going to take an image and bring the focus of the image towards the object in the middle.

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Step 1 - Gaussian Blur

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Apply a Gaussian Blur to the image, to get rid of any rough edges. This can be accessed under: Filter|Blur|Gaussian Blur. Use the settings seen in this image.

Step 2 - Diffuse Glow

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This will cause the lit areas of the image to glow. It will help bring focus to the area intended by making it brighter. This can be accessed under: Filer|Distort|Diffuse Glow. Use the settings seen in this image.

Step 3 - Select Focus Area

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Select the area you want to focus on, using the elliptical marquee tool (the tool is circled in this image).

Step 4 - Invert Selection

Press Ctrl+Shift-I, or go to Select|Inverse to select everything not currently selected.

Step 5 - Radial Blur

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Apply a radial blur to the selection. This will blur everything else in the image out of focus. Use the settings seen in this image. You can access this filter under: Filter|Blur|Radial Blur. Make sure you are on zoom not spin.

Step 6 - Finished!

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Now you are done! Here is the final image.