The “Key” to Create Shallow Depth of Field in Photoshop

An Incredible Way to Easily Create Shallow Depth of Field Effect in Photoshop! Using a hidden key to customize the blur filters, in this tutorial, learn how to mimic an expensive fast lens in few minutes non-destructively!

We’ll learn some advanced controls for Iris Blur and Field Blur from Blur Gallery, and combine multiple filters to easily create a creamy soft focus effect.

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  1. UGH I really hate how informative and helpful your videos are but I have to slog through you talking to me like I'm a toddler.

  2. Great tutorial. I've been busting my head on trying to create a depth of field for a car in a field using the tilt shift blur. Two issues. There's a halo around the car. Second, it's almost impossible to get a decent mask around the antenna because it's already got a slight blue.

  3. Why does my grid not show up? When I add the iris blur filter it does not give me the points. What am I not doing right?

  4. Excellent teaching! I like the way you end the video and land by summarizing your points.

  5. Concerning the Iris Blur panel, Unmesh states that the area from the center point target to outer circle is in perfect focus, which is not the case. There is an area near the outer circle which is a blur gradient, going from perfect focus to the blur set by the Blur slider. This can be seen by holding down the M key to view the blur mask, an option which would have been worth pointing out in this tutorial. It's very useful as well in the Field Blur tool to help achieve realistic DOF gradients. As well, he could have discussed the use of saving the blur mask to a channel, which is an option in gallery tool bar.

  6. You're a great teacher man – you remind me of the guy from art attack (you make learning interesting and fun).

  7. You really are an amazing Photoshop teacher. // Another thing, though — instead of using the sliders to control blur, you can also drag around each of the circles on the image to increase/decrease the blur parameter. I'm not sure i've seen that mentioned in the few vids i've seen here.

  8. Hello from another Unmesh here! Haha

  9. You blow my mind with each tutorial.

  10. Daria is a stunning model!! She is amazing!! How the small world is….she was my guest in Milan and now i find her in a piximperfect video ahahahaha love your work!!

  11. I didnt see much different please can u make an easy tutorial on cartooning a photo

  12. Unmesh, You sir are simply Amazing .. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with all of us…

  13. Here is a like and a comment!!

  14. Excellent Value Provided again Man, Excellent! ✌🏻&❤️

  15. "it's very easy. trust me." And yes, it's very helpful and easy to learn. Best photoshop channel on youtube.

  16. Holy shit I have aways used this blur library and don't knew about the Alt key, thanks a lot dude, this changes everything

  17. No Iris Blur Option here in adobe CC 2015

  18. Yea that's is awesome! When I first got into Digital Photography with a kit lens I was using Photoshop Elements I would make a copy of the original then duplicated it on another layer. I don't think I could do smart object back then. Blur the whole top layer to as much blur as I liked, then used a very soft brush and lightly erase the top layer reviling the sharper second layer and slowly making the parts of the image to be tack sharp without any Blur.
    Definity a way to go if you cannot afford a fast lens! Fake it until you can make it.

  19. I will try to apply this to bird portraits in the field. I know there are other ways of doing it by masking the background.

  20. congratulations for 1M

  21. Hi
    I love watching your videos
    And I save each one of then

    I have s question?
    Are there anything in photoshop that you don’t no?

    I am happy you are there
    Make super useful video for us around the Globo.
    Thank you so much

  22. No need to upgrade to a Full-Frame camera now for DOF, lol

  23. It is a real pleasure to watch an expert work and you are an expert instructor and photo editor! Thanks for this and your other excellent videos.

  24. Thank you soooo much just amazing 🙂

  25. you are amazing thanks for this video.

  26. always learn something. You're channel is the best.

  27. I guess focus depends on aperture. not distance between face and body?

  28. Always the best tutorials

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