Archery: Shifting Focus in a Photo Using AKVIS Refocus

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Tutorial: AKVIS Refocus

Archery: Shifting Focus


With AKVIS Refocus you can bring attention to part of a photo by selectively sharpening the main subject and blurring other parts of the image. A shift in focus from one object to another is often used in shooting: a quick change of focus draws the viewer’s attention and has a greater emotional impact than a series of images.

Let’s take a look at the simplest case: shifting focus from the foreground to the background.

    Original Image Result 1 Result 2
    Original Image Results


  • Step 1. Open the image.

    Original Image
    Original Image
  • Step 2. Draw strokes around the focus area (blue pencil ) and in the areas to be blurred (red pencil ). With this markup, emphasis will be placed on the foreground while the target will be blurred. The farther apart the blue and red lines are drawn, the smoother the transition between the two zones will be.

    Blur and Focus Areas

    Press to process the image.

    Focusing on the Archer
    Focusing on the Archer
  • Step 3. Let's shift the focus to the background. We want an image which places emphasis on the "aiming" of the arrow at the target. All attention will be focused on the target while the archer will be blurred.

    Since the program cannot invert lines, increase the diameter of the tools and draw new lines over the old ones (blue over red, and red over blue). The blur and focus areas will then be swapped.

    Blur and Focus Areas Have Been Swapped

    Press to reprocess the image. Now the emphasis is placed on the target.

    Focusing on the Target
    Focusing on the Target
  • Step 4. Apply and save either result. Note that focusing on the target in the second image creates a sense of being later in time than the first image, which focuses on the archer.
How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Refocus — Refocus
   — Tilt-Shift — Tilt-Shift
   — Iris Blur — Iris Blur
   — Motion Blur — Motion Blur
   — Radial Blur — Radial Blur
   — Bokeh Shapes — Bokeh Shapes
   — Preferences — Preferences
   — Batch Processing — Batch Processing
Examples Examples
   — Girl with Flowers: Focus Correction — Girl with Flowers: Focus Correction
   — Look into My Eyes: Selective Focus — Look into My Eyes: Selective Focus
   — Refocusing and Texture — Refocusing and Texture
   — Toy World: Tilt Shift Effect — Toy World: Tilt Shift Effect
   — Archery: Shifting Focus — Archery: Shifting Focus
   — Iris Berries: Image Refocusing — Iris Berries: Image Refocusing


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