How To Alter Reality with Funky Focus
Funky Focus lets you push the limits of reality in your photos. With a few steps, you can create a tilt-shift effect, change depth of field and turn everyday images into memorable photography.
1.) Before you get down with this handy tool, upload an image to the Photo Editor. Then, go into the Edit menu and choose Funky Focus.
2.) To make a circular shaped blur, use Radial mode. When you select Radial, a round target will appear on your screen. Adjust its size by clicking on the edges and dragging, and place it over the part of your photo you want to remain in focus.
3.) Then, adjust Blur Amount and Opacity. Your image will gradually fade out of focus from the point you selected.
Quick Tip: While using Radial mode, hold the Shift key to lock the aspect ratio as you adjust the size of your focal point selection tool.
4.) Linear mode alters focus so it fades away from your subject in straight lines. Just choose Linear, and four lines will appear on your photograph.Whatever parts of your photo are within these lines will remain in focus. You can click on them to adjust their sizing, orientation and more.
5.) Then adjust Blur Amount, Opacity and click Apply.
Quick Tip: Linear mode is ideal for creating depth of field. For shallow depth of field, select a narrow point of focus. For deeper depth, widen your focal point.
6.) To combine an old and new world look, use Black and White. Just select either Radial or Linear, and choose your point of focus.
7.) Then change Blur Amount and Opacity by dragging the sliding scales. When you do, your image will automatically fade from color in your focal point, to black and white surrounding it.
Quick Tip: The icon with the two overlapping squares is Reverse. You can use it at anytime to flip which parts of your photograph are colored, in focus or blurred.
8.) To create a pixelated look, choose Mosaic. Then select your focal point using either Linear or Radial.
9.) Then you can adjust Blur Amount and Opacity. When you click Apply, your photo will gradually become pixelated as it moves away from your selected focal point.
Quick Tip: You can combine different Funky Focus effects to create a unique look. Try using Black and White and Mosaic together for an otherworldly effect.
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