Add Bokeh Background

 

White and orange tabby kitten playing in fall leaves

Capture the Colors of Fall with natural brown, rich red, orange and yellow hues.  Add Bokeh background to enrich your original image, adding more color and dimension.  In this Photoshop Tutorial we will be capturing a small part of our image that lends itself to creating a beautiful bokeh background – the colored berries.  We will use that piece with the Field Blur Filter to create a colorful bokeh background that can be used for many purposes. In this case, we used the bokeh background we just created to blend on top of our original image to add more color and depth to the image. Follow this Photoshop tutorial to find out how.

Click to download a PDF of this tutorial. **Some knowledge of Photoshop CS6 is necessary to complete this tutorial.

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WHICH IMAGE DO YOU LIKE BETTER?

BEFORE Bokeh Background
White and orange tabby kitten playing in fall leaves on a brown, burlap background with acorn, berries, stem,
AFTER Bokeh Background

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment used for this shoot: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon Macro 100mm 1:2.8L IS