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Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by niknd501, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. niknd501


    May 13, 2006
    My attempt at making a better bokeh.........ha ha ha

    Not perfect but just playing with this photo..

  2. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    Not bad.
  3. niknd501


    May 13, 2006

  4. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    This is nice and it helps to mute the spectators on the other side of the backstop.
  5. Gr8Tr1x

    Gr8Tr1x Guest

    I also use this technique Rod, but sometimes I overdo it and it looks obvious. The trick is to do it multiple times at very low opacities...

    Dupe your original Layer, blur the top layer and then add a mask. Lower the opacity down quite a bit. Paint back inthe details...do it again and maybe a third time. It will reduce the halo effect to some extent and not make it as noticeable.
  6. niknd501


    May 13, 2006
    Oh....now you tell me....:biggrin:
  7. The selective color treatment works at times yours looks good
  8. Jeff Mims

    Jeff Mims

    May 25, 2005
    I like it. I need to learn how to do this. I think it really focuses attention on the subject, and I pay no attention to the background. In fact, I wouldn't have noticed the background, if you hadn't pointed out what you did. Which I guess was the original intent..that the background would be be unnoticed.:smile:
    I think the effect works..really well.
  9. niknd501


    May 13, 2006
    Thanks Mike...It has it's place for sure..

    Thanks Jeff...I was just seeing what it would look like this way...This field has fences that
    are close and parents sit in their lawn chairs all around..So background is not good wherever
    I stand...Like I said...it's not perfect...I did not spend much time with it..
  10. Pretty cool Rod!
  11. Oldtime


    Jul 5, 2006
    Durham, NC
    I like it--you did a good job for just fooling around
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