How to paint your own backdrop for your studio while saving money. How To Make Your Own Backdrop

In this tutorial, I will show you a quick and easy way to create a backdrop for your personal studio that won't empty your pockets. We bought all of our materials at Lowes and painted at our studio. First, we got the insulation boards that you would see being used on houses...

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The bokeh effect applied to this image of Jamai using Photoshop CS6. The Bokeh Effect How-To with Senior Jamai

In this tutorial, I will show you a quick and easy way to create a Photoshop brush that recreates the "bokeh" lighting effect. You normally see this effect in the out of focus areas behind, and sometimes even in front of your subject when shooting wide open with a nice lens.

Bokeh, is basically Japanese for blur, but simply using the gaussian blur filter, is not going to give you this effect. Fortunately, it's not too hard to coax Photoshop into doing it for you...

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