Category Archives: Bokeh

Check your version of Bokeh 2

If you use Bokeh 2 then please check your version number in the about box. On Windows or Mac, start Bokeh 2 and open the Help menu (circle with a question mark on your Bokeh 2 toolbar) to find the … Continue reading

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If you aren’t familiar with the shortcut keys in our products then I strongly suggest that you read this article and watch the video below. These tips will also make you more productive in Photoshop since we use the same … Continue reading

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It’s not a sale.

  When we announced the Photo Bundle price drop recently, some people thought it was a holiday sale. Just to be clear, it is permanent. The Photo Bundle is $495 (down from $595). It consists of all five of our photography … Continue reading

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The background is the subject.

Sometimes the foreground object isn’t the only subject of the photo. In the following shots the background was what I really cared about capturing. The foreground is a supporting actor. When using this technique I sometimes like very soft focus … Continue reading

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Photo Bundle Price Drop

We want more people to get the benefits of all of our photography tools. So, we have permanently decreased the price of the Photo Bundle to $495. That is less than half the cost of buying each product separately. You … Continue reading

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C-Mount effect with Bokeh

You can get some funky effects by using a C-mount lens on a normal camera. The results are a lot like a pinhole camera, with a dark vignette and circular blur streaks at the edges. I made some presets for … Continue reading

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Tiny Village People

I just ran across the best fake miniature video I’ve ever seen. So cute! It was made in a town in Portugal by Daniel Espírito Santo, João Botas, and Pedro Sousa. I’m not sure whether they used a real tilt-shift lens or … Continue reading

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Bokeh Review on Photography Bay Eric Regan explains how to use Bokeh for images in his review on He not only uses the plug-in on still images, he takes it a step further and shows how to spice up a video clip.

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Review Double-Header Hugh John dazzled us with back-to-back reviews of Bokeh and Exposure. For us, it’s nice to hear reviewers talk about these plug-ins like we do. I assume that my view is biased, but Hugh seems like a fan too.

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Good Bokeh

Here is a good use of Bokeh that I noticed in our Flickr group. My definition of good is that I didn’t realize any processing had been done until I read the notes.

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