Adding Background Blur in Post

Adding Background Blur in Post Not everyone has access to a fast tele-photo lens that creates silky smooth backgrounds. Here’s a post-production workflow to reproduce that look in Photoshop CC. It works particularly well for subjects without overlapping foregrounds. Create a copy of the background layer and choose >Select >Subject (refine selection if needed) Select…

Quickly Adding “Pop” to Landscapes

Quickly Adding Some “Pop” to Landscapes Here is a nice and simple way to add some “Pop” to landscapes in Adobe Lightroom or Raw Converter: Go to the Camera Calibration panel and increase the blue saturation to 100% Counterbalance any blue over-saturation by reducing the blue saturation in the HSL panel Note: Blue works best…

“Fixing” Blown-Out Clouds in Photoshop

“Fixing” Blown-Out Clouds in Photoshop Quick steps to fix blown out clouds when beyond real recovery in RAW conversion Add a new Layer and fill it with 50% grey Select > Filter > Render > Clouds Double-click on Layer and move Slider of “Underlying Layer” right until only the blown out areas are affected Press and hold “Alt” and…