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Step by Step- Shallow DOF by onixa Step by Step- Shallow DOF by onixa


I put it into the Tutorials>Misc. hope thats alright :aww:

Just a simple walk-through. Found a couple of images from my shoot with liz a month or so ago, and decided to put them together. But since the other image was very shallow, and this one wasn't, i decided to cheat a little :giggle:

My first time really bluring the bg to create faux shallow DOF. Hope it looks alright, sorry if it's kind of crapily made :)

Hope this helps someone :hug:

Taken with Sigma 50mm f/2.8 (but looks like 50mm 1.4 :D *well i think haha*)
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3r6O Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Thanks. I'll try it.. :D
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PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011   Photographer
What about choosing a different aperture, instead of blurrying it with photoshop?
Natural dof looks so much better.
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CedaCo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
What if your camera doesn't allow you to change the aperture?
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PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011   Photographer
Good point.
Excuse my comment then. :blushes:
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neigh70 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
im trying to track down my aunty melissa .. can you help?
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nellusatko Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Very clever and useful tutorial - thanks for sharing :heart:
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kit-su-ne Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for all ur Ps help! Love ur curves and now this!
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jsanmateo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How long did you blurred it? Won't this take too long though?
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reptileye Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a sexy chick :lick:
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Kohl3 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Wow, that's so helpful!! Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!
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