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« on: February 20, 2009, 19:41 »
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I like to receive StockXpert's XpertTips, I am always learning something.

However, the latest one, "Adding Depth of Field with Photoshop‏", looks so fake.  What do you think?  Maybe it is the image they used, I don't think we could ever get such a shallow DOF in this type of image.

Regards,
Adelaide


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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2009, 20:49 »
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I never received that ? I probably doesn't check that in my profile. Have u seen a place on StockXpert where they posted all those tips ?

RT


« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2009, 06:24 »
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Yes I saw that and thought that the result was terrible, reminds me of a certain guy on the Shutterstock forums, he takes someones photo in the critique forum and writes a two hour long Photoshop process and then shows his example which is always a complete disaster.

« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2009, 09:06 »
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I didn't care for the example either, but I'm glad I read about it.  I didn't know about using a layer's channel to control how the lens blur filter works.  A little time spent in the help files let to a great example on using it on a picture of a cow, and that WAS a good example. 
http://www.creativepro.com/article/photoshop-how-to-lens-blur-with-alpha-channels

I don't know if I'll ever go to all the work to apply it in that detail, but it's a nice trick I now have tucked away "just in case".

« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2009, 12:52 »
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Yes I saw that and thought that the result was terrible, reminds me of a certain guy on the Shutterstock forums, he takes someones photo in the critique forum and writes a two hour long Photoshop process and then shows his example which is always a complete disaster.

Isolated easter eggs :D

« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2009, 14:05 »
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I never received that ? I probably doesn't check that in my profile. Have u seen a place on StockXpert where they posted all those tips ?

I get this newsletter in my email.  Possibly there is a tick box in your StockXpert profile for this.

Regards,
Adelaide


 

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