Depth of Field

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The Original Photo

Has an unfortunately "Noisy" background - complete with photobomber!
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Layer Method Depth of Field
  • The subject is selected out
  • CTRL-J jumps the subject to a new layer
  • The background is given a Gaussian Blur
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Oval Focus faux "Depth of Field"* An Elliptical Marquee selects the face
  • The selection is FEATHERED and INVERTED
  • A Gaussian Blur is applied to the background
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Too much depth of field looks fake, and edges are hard to blend convincingly