How to Achieve a Shallow Depth of Field Effect in Photoshop

3/20/2019

There are two truths about post-production that every professional knows: 1) you should never stop learning new things, and 2) there is often more than one way to achieve the same outcome.  In this article, Unmesh Dinda shows you how to use Photoshop to alter the depth of field in an image.

While the depth of field is often determined during the shoot, Dinda shares some invaluable tips on how to manipulate the depth of field using the Iris Blur tool.  Though not the most commonly used tool, he explains how the Iris Blur tool can be used to achieve realistic depths of field that will bring your vision to life and ultimately result in elegant and artistic images that will keep your clients coming.

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