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SueS
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Re: To Blur or Not to Blur

Are you just wanting to make a bunch of photos you have already shot appear to be shot with a fast lens?
I think both your version and mine do not look real, my opinion. I would never print bigger than 5x7 or it would probably be quite obvious.


29886823
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I went hunting in the Gallery for the image that started this thread and finally found it (»/showpic/dimag···6317&1=1). Maybe this will give you some notion of DOF and bokeh.


SueS
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Good luck trying to recreate that bokeh! I think it will be easier to buy an F1.8 lens.


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It won't be for lack of trying!


Kathy_9
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said by 29886823:

I went hunting in the Gallery for the image that started this thread and finally found it (»/showpic/dimag···6317&1=1). Maybe this will give you some notion of DOF and bokeh.

Here's one with lots of blur and bokeh but I'm not sure if this is what you are after.



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29886823
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The kind of thing I'm after is here: »/showpic/dimag···6317&1=1.
You can see that the DOF is in inches. I think this can be done in PS. If successful it can make a good image even better.


SueS
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How can one get all the little circles caused by the aperture blades? Look at the edges of the posts that are blurred and the trees, I say it is not possible to do that. These are the things that make the bokeh wonderful in my opinion. If it were possible to do this with software the camera companies would not be selling very many fast lenses.


Kathy_9
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You might want to look at Topaz Lens Effect »www.topazlabs.com/lenseffects/

It's a plug-in that can be used with PS or PSP. It's very powerful and offers one click solutions with the ability to adjust the result as well as creating a detailed depth map. I believe it can do what you are looking for but I'm not proficient enough with it to duplicate the effect you linked to.
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