Monday, October 8, 2012

Bring out the GIMP

What I miss using a real camera and not a camera phone is depth of field. Every stinking picture is set to infinity. That's cool if you are Buzz Lightyear but I'm not.
I use GIMP for all my photo manipulation. I started with Photo Shop and that is awesome but it ain't free and GIMP is. The newest version can be made Photo Shopish to help with the transition. It isn't perfect but pretty dang good for free.
What is did here was create a duplicate layer on top. Give it a Gaussian blur and an alpha channel for transparency. I then erased what I didn't want to be blurred and this is what you see. I also enhanced the colors, brightness, contrast and all that jazz too.
Give GIMP a try

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