I'm looking for an editing skill that let me be built out of a fouse image from focus image. By out focus, I mean totally out of focus not only blurry background. In reality, we can achieve this image by changing the manual focus, which gives us an unclear image from all elements in the view

the following examples might help: https://www.deviantart.com/stephanepellennec/art/The-Door-522701745


  • \$\begingroup\$ it won't be the same thing, but the simplest way might be adding gaussian blur. \$\endgroup\$ Apr 23, 2019 at 21:27
  • \$\begingroup\$ thank you @FábioDias. Yeah it's my last chance but I hope I can find a more decent way to do that \$\endgroup\$
    – Ali
    Apr 23, 2019 at 22:13
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    \$\begingroup\$ Hi @Hueco, I have edited my post by providing an example. thanks in advance \$\endgroup\$
    – Ali
    Apr 23, 2019 at 22:14
  • \$\begingroup\$ Are you looking specifically to recreate the blurred silhouettes in those examples? \$\endgroup\$
    – mattdm
    Apr 23, 2019 at 22:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ @mattdm Yes, that my goal. Do you have an idea? \$\endgroup\$
    – Ali
    Apr 23, 2019 at 22:41

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This is my subpar attempt of trying to replicate this effect:

Image that I'm trying to replicate:

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Settings for Lens Blur (ignore preview image): enter image description here

Settings for noise:

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I then added a photo filter layer with color #dcd6c6 and luminosity of 88%, unchecked preserve luminosity. I then pained over the beach with a bit of the warm grey and blurred it.

Then, to add the bokeh, I duplicated the original image and used these settings for Lens Blur:

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Massagged in the bokeh by adjusting the darkness levels and setting the mode to overlay:

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Final image:

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