Soft-focused daylily © F. M. Kearney
PHOTO A (left): Original photo: 200mm, f/2.8, using 2 extension tubes. PHOTO B (right): Image enlarged and softened in Photoshop. © F. M. Kearney
PHOTO C: Original photo: 200mm, f/5.6, with extension tube PHOTO D: Image softened in Photoshop. © F. M. Kearney
PHOTO E: Original image from which opening photo was extracted. © F. M. Kearney
Figure 2 (left): Applying the Gaussian Blur filter. Figure 3 (right): The Gaussian Blur window.
Figure 4: The Gaussian Blur filter will throw your photo completely out of focus.
Figure 8: Using the brush tool at a reduced opacity and flow to gradually reduce the Gaussian Blur effect.
Figure 10 (left): Burning & Dodging tools Figure 11 (right): Range tool