MATTHEW NORDHAGEN :: PHOTOGRAPHY

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LATEST ESSAY | USING THE FIND EDGES FILTER TO HELP FOCUS BLEND IN PHOTOSHOP

March 26th, 2020

When I have images that I need to focus stack I manually focus blend them into one image rather than use the Auto Blend feature in Adobe Photoshop. I find Auto Blend to not be terribly accurate — the final image often needs some additional masking to correct poorly masked areas. Manually blending is a surprisingly effective alternative and worth considering if you are experiencing similar issues with Auto Blend. While manual blending is effective it can be unclear at times whether you are blending the sharpest portions of every image. A useful guide in such cases is using the Find Edge filter. Continue Reading.