View Full Version : DOF in Photoshop: your techniques

04-02-2008, 08:33 AM
Hi guys!
After a search in the forum...I didn't found nothing about this topic.
So, I'm here, begging you for some tecniques on DOF in Photoshop!
Actually, I know how to apply DOF in PS, but I'm not so convinced about it, so please share your experience!
Thanks & cheers

04-02-2008, 09:04 AM
I add it in PS all the time. I render a depth mask out of LW and then always use the Lens Blur filter and use the depth render as the mask in the filter. There are tons of settings to help get the look your are going after.

04-02-2008, 12:23 PM
I do it this way as well, or with the load selection from channel and then gaussian blur. I was just wondering if there's another way, or better-how do you people do this stuff.
Thanks anyway, I'm more relaxed now... ;)

04-02-2008, 03:58 PM
I think you'll find you get much more realistic results with the lens blur filter. It has many features that will simulate real DOF effects. You can select the depth mask right in the filter interface, and there are settings for aperature shape, noise, bloom, etc...