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March 26, 2018, Instructor: Barry Marshall | 09:22

Using z-depth and alpha masks for depth of field

With the Z-Depth pass and scene alpha mask, depth of field can be achieved easily as a postwork effect in Photoshop.

Rendering depth of field can be computationally intensive and lead to long render times. It is often better to do it in post. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Z-Depth pass and scene alpha mask to create a depth of field effect as postwork in Photoshop.

Note: This tutorial was recorded in a legacy version (VUE 2016). Most techniques shown here are still valid for the most recent version of VUE, but some parameters have changed since the recording and the interface has been redesigned.

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