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    What did I do wrong in this focus stacking?

    What did I do wrong in this focus stacking?
    I have little white lines in this photo and I understand they are the different areas that were selected for best focus, but how do I get rid of them?What did I do wrong in this focus stacking?-untitled_panorama1.jpg


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    Don Kuykendall's Avatar

    Re: What did I do wrong in this focus stacking?

    It looks like the center section that is in focus is all one shot and all the others are all out of focus. If this is the case then there is no need to use focus stacking. If you wanted to use focus stacking then you would have shot frames of the background that were in focus.

    Also what software are you using for post processing?

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    Re: What did I do wrong in this focus stacking?

    I used Photoshop CS5. What I was going for was the background to be out of focus and every detail of the flower IN focus.

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    Re: What did I do wrong in this focus stacking?

    From the looks of the shot then you could have done that with one shot. Photoshop could not find anything in focus on the background shots so that is probably what caused the problem. Focus stacking is not the answer for what you are trying to do.
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    Re: What did I do wrong in this focus stacking?

    Then whats the answer Don, I can look up the instructions if you can point me in the right direction. Or is it a different lens?

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    Re: What did I do wrong in this focus stacking?

    Quote Originally Posted by kathys999 View Post
    Then whats the answer Don, I can look up the instructions if you can point me in the right direction. Or is it a different lens?
    To get the results you wanted just use the center photo and that should give you what you want. To get a shallow Depth of Field which is what you are after just use a large aperture like 1.8 or 2.8 whatever the largest aperture you have on your lens (Smallest number) It also helps to be a close as you can be to the subject while still getting the shot you want.

    Focus stacking is only for getting everything in the entire shot in focus.
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    Re: What did I do wrong in this focus stacking?

    Ummmm did you flatten the image in PS???

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    Re: What did I do wrong in this focus stacking?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Murray View Post
    Ummmm did you flatten the image in PS???
    Would you have to to get a JPEG that can be posted?
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    Re: What did I do wrong in this focus stacking?

    Quote Originally Posted by 480sparky View Post
    Would you have to to get a JPEG that can be posted?
    Possibly but it looks like it is still seeing the cropped layers which makes me feel that it had not been flattened. Either that or this is a screen shot of the PS page and has yet to be flattened and exported.

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    Re: What did I do wrong in this focus stacking?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Murray View Post
    Possibly but it looks like it is still seeing the cropped layers which makes me feel that it had not been flattened. Either that or this is a screen shot of the PS page and has yet to be flattened and exported.
    Certainly a plausability.
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