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In and out of focus

Final Image

Step 1: Open image in Photoshop

Step 2: Duplicate layer (Control-J)

Step 3: Select all (Control-A)

Step 4: Free transform (Control-T)

Step 5: Lower left corner pull down & out 1/8 to 1/4 inch for two sides then upper right pull up and out 1/8 to 1/4 inch


Step 6: Press Enter to apply

Step 7: Select Filter / Blur / Gaussian Blur and set at 50

Gaussian Blur

Step 8: Select Image / Adjustments / Levels and set mid point at 1.50


Step 9: In Layers palette turn off Layer 1 by clicking the eye

Step 10: In Layers palette double click the Background layer to unlock it and click OK in the New Layer dialog box


Step 11: Select Filter / Sharpen / Unsharp Mask and set the Amount to 298. Radius to 4.5 and Threshold to 50

Unsharp Mask

Step 12: Select Image / Adjustments / Levels and set mid point to 2.50.


Step 13: In Layers palette select Layer 1 and click on eye to turn it on

Step 14: In the Blending Mode drop down select Multiply


Step 15: Image is done! You can select Layers / Flatten Image to finish

Extra: Select Adjustments / Curves and adjust the curves to liking


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