The use of selective focus has been part of photography since the very first lenses where invented. There are many techniques used to control either the plane of focus or removing sharpness from edges. The most common way to do this is by controlling depth of field in the camera by using a large aperture lens producing a narrow depth of field. Now photographers have a new Photoshop plugin to help put the focus where they want with FocalPoint.
- Create realistic depth of field control, plane of focus control and selective focus.
- Minimize distractions in the background and focus the viewer's eye on the subject.
- Easily add vignettes.
gives photographers a way to create realistic depth of field control, plane of focus control and selective focus to any image after it is photographed allowing for more control and precision.
The focus bug control in FocalPoint has a tangible, hardware feel much like using a lens. It makes it fast for a photographer to define the "sweet spot" either in a round shape or a plane and then control how much and of what kind of blur they would like to add. FocalPoint 1.1 now works in Lightroom 2 and Aperture 2.1 in addition to Photoshop CS2, CS3, and CS4.