Who needs an expensive lens? Two simple techniques for creating a blurred background in Photoshop


posted Monday, March 19, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT


Save for purchasing a heavy and expensive fast lens, it can be tricky to create the blurred background look many photographers desire. Even if you do have a fast prime lens, such as a 105mm f/1.4 or something like that, you may want to have more depth of field than the lens provides while maintaining a blurred background. So what can you do when you want a blurred background but don't have a great way to accomplish this in camera?

You can utilize Photoshop, says Jesús Ramirez of Photoshop Training Channel. In his video below, he covers two techniques. The first is simpler and the second utilizes a filter which replicates different lenses.

(Via Photoshop Training Channel)