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38 Special: photographic special effects > Simple Depth-of-Field Effect

Simple Depth-of-Field Effect

If you want to create a quick depth-of-field effect (where the part of the subject closest to the camera is in sharp focus, and the background is out of focus), I don’t know of a faster, easier way than this.

Step One

Open the photo that you want to apply the depth-of-field effect to. Press Control-J to duplicate the Background layer (which is named “Layer 1”).


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