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How Photoshop's Lens Blur Effect Creates Realistic Chroma Key Backgrounds
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Richard Harrington has had a long relationship with media. When he was seven, he was grounded for using magnets to rearrange the picture tube on the family’s 13-inch color TV (it works but don’t try it). He has since gone on to many more interesting adventures.

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How Photoshop's Lens Blur Effect Creates Realistic Chroma Key Backgrounds

DSLR | Video Skills with Rich Harrington: Adorama Photography TV

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AdoramaTV presents DSLR | Video Tips with Richard Harrington. Today, Rich explores different editing techniques to make realistic backdrops for chroma keying. Learn how you can adjust the focal point or the depth of field of your photo by using some of these key tools in Adobe Photoshop CS6.


When you have a photo you want to use as a background, sometimes the focal point or the depth of field isn't suitable for using behind your subject when keying a green screen. In this in-depth episode shot exclusively for Adorama, Rich touches up four photos to use as potential backdrops for his green screen project. By using tools such as the camera lens blur effect, masking, or the blur tool you can make your own custom depth mattes that will work perfectly with your chroma key.



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