2MPT #39 Video – Depth of Field

February 1st, 2007

39 vid iconThe video version of our show on how to make your subject pop from your photos background by simulating a decrease in depth of field.

This trick include tips on:

  • Extracting objects
  • Hiding/showing layers and layer management
  • Selective blurring and blur gradation

Note: If you are downloading directly from the web page click here to download. The video version of the show requires Quicktime 7 to play. You can download a free copy of Quicktime 7 here.

Thanks to the Hijiyama Project for our closing theme

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Marcel  |  February 2nd, 2007 at 2:40 am

    Another great tutorial, thanks! I have a little time-saver for lazy people. Instead of cloning in some background using the stamp tool I resize the foreground subject just slightly by holding the shift- and alt-key (on win) to make it bigger. But just a little bit, not to loose too much of the images sharpness.

  • 2. sowero  |  February 2nd, 2007 at 5:24 am

    thx !

  • 3. colleen  |  February 8th, 2007 at 5:54 pm

    hi, i read about this site in Creating Keepsakes magazines. it said ‘ have you ever wished for a good friend skilled in Adobe Photoshop and willing to show you a few tricks?”

    As soon as i read that, i knew i had to check your site. thanks so much my ‘friend’.

    can’t wait to try out the tips now. so grateful!!

  • 4. Sowa  |  February 13th, 2007 at 2:25 am

    hello! I have question for all who visit this side -Is there any person from Poland?


    best regards for Kent

  • 5. DanTheMan  |  February 23rd, 2007 at 4:08 am

    EXCELLENT!!!! So easy to do when you know how! Thank you… Now I can add more punch on my photo..

  • 6. blue-sky  |  March 14th, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    FABULOUS!!! I am preparing for a career-change into the field of digital graphics; need all the help I can get. And what a help your videos have been! Your tutorials are clear, concise and thorough.

    You asked for suggestions on topics. I’d like to see a video on retouching old photos.

    Thank you.

  • 7. Trini  |  March 29th, 2007 at 1:39 pm

    Great show! This is very helpful for people who have little time to take an 3 hour class! Keep them coming!

    I am,


  • 8. sowa  |  March 29th, 2007 at 9:53 pm

    hey! Kent are you there ??… ;-)

  • 9. DANA  |  April 27th, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    Why not just blur the entire bottom image, instead of all the extra steps?

  • 10. jengo  |  September 14th, 2007 at 2:17 pm


    If you blur the entire background image you will get a fuzzy halo around your subject

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