Optics-2022 : Filters : Depth of Field
Depth of Field
Description
Depth of Field can be added to a scene by isolating and blurring only a portion of the image. The amount of blurring is directly proportionate to the luminance of the matte settings, a gradient or an input image.
Category
Diffusion/Blurs.
Controls
Presets
To select a preset, pick one from the Presets window.
Depth
Selects the source for the selective blur effect.
Matte
Use a matte for the depth source.
Grad
Use a gradient for the depth source.
Input
Use an image as the depth source. This is useful for 3D programs which render out depth mattes.
To use an image as the depth source:
Change Depth > Depth to Input.
Click the Depth > Input > Browse button.
Select a file.
Blur
Sets how much the image is blurred.
Grad
Depth of Field can optionally use a gradient that limits where the filter is applied. Grad is the transition area that goes from the blurred portion to the original image. Its direction, corners and size can be adjusted. Go to the Grad section of Common Filter Controls to see how the Grad controls work.
Matte
A matte can be used to create the depth of field effect. Go to the Matte section of Common Filter Controls to see how the Matte controls work.