Use Refocus mode to improve sharpness of blurred images. It lets you re-focus the entire image or bring only certain elements of the image into focus.
Follow the steps below to improve the focus of your image using Refocus mode:
You can drag the preview area to analyze the effect on the different parts of the photo. Click within the preview to compare the processed sample with the original image. It can be switched on/off with the button . Change the size of the preview in Preferences .
Choose the refocusing settings:
Smoothing (1-10). The parameter sets the level of smoothness. The higher its value, the stronger the influence of the other parameters is.
|Smoothing = 1||Smoothing = 10|
Color Blur (1-10). The parameter is used for alignment of colors to a uniform state that lets removing fringing and halos. It is especially effective in tandem with the previous parameter.
|Color Blur = 1||Color Blur = 10|
Level of Detail (0-50). The parameter strengthens details on an image. Note that at higher values it can produce noise.
|Level of Detail = 0||Level of Detail = 50|
Sharpness (0-50). The parameter changes intensity of the refocusing effect.
|Sharpness = 0||Sharpness = 50|
Remove Noise. This option lets reducing the side effects which can appear on the image (digital noise, grain, artifacts).
|Remove Noise is disabled||Remove Noise is enabled|
Note that this feature is only available for Home Deluxe and Business licenses.
Adjust Background Defocus -> Blur (0-1000). The areas marked with red will be blurred. This option will help you achieve the realistic selective focus effect.
|Blur = 0||Blur = 80|
- erase all strokes;
- erase only red strokes;
- erase only blue strokes;
It is better to draw a closed outline around the objects. Otherwise the effect can extend over the drawn borders.
You can adjust the Size of the tools in a pop-up window that appears after right clicking in the image.
Note that the presets save only the parameters values in the Settings Panel, and do not save the areas selected with the tools.