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I read this post at go2linux and decided to give it a try. Here is my attempt:
This is my attempt at trying out the Bokeh effect with the Gimp - click for a larger version
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That is kind of neat. What is the general idea here, though? Are we trying to blur the background so as to put greater focus on the primary subject? I never thought “blurring” something would be a desired effect, but then again some video game emulator filters offer the ability to “blur” the picture as well! Oh by the way, Happy Thanksgiving Corey and anybody else reading this post!
Hey Corey, I’m back! Hope things are well.
Anyway, I think, to get the best results for the Bokeh effect, you need to only keep the focus of an entire object, or person, rather than part of that object or person. I always found it worked better, at least.
The blurring doesn’t appear just quite right to me. I don’t think one can ever reproduce the original optical blurring caused by the focus using digital techniques though.
The same actually goes for that tutorial. The final result doesn’t look just natural enough to me.
Wow, I’m sorry. I thought Bokeh was the photoshop trick that one uses to make things seem miniature. Again, this deals with changing the focus and blurring on different subjects in the picture.
A few examples… (all are REAL photos made to look like toys)
Thanks for the input, guys. Nice to see you back, Jordan. You’re going to have fun cleaning up the spam comments on your site (I’d suggest wiping and replacing). I hope that the job was all the experience that it had promised to be.
Not bad. If you had less blur effect on the arms and some of the other torso section, it would look more natural probably.
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