I was wondering if anyone has had experience with using the Alien Skin Bokeh application. Is it worthwhile, or it gimmicky? Thanks!
I've played around with it, but elected not to buy it. I was fairly impressed with the results, when it worked, but found it only worked in a tiny subset of cases.
here is pretty much a best case example:
the subject is pretty clearly defined from the background (decent shallow depth of field to begin with) and doesn't have long hair.
I could not create a single example that I'd consider worth posting for any person with long hair, which was dissappointing. If you're willing to spend a great amount of time in photoshop tweaking the selection, perhaps you may do better.