How to Automate Focus Stacking in Photoshop

In the above video, Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes shows us how to use several different images with different focus points and create a focus stacked image in Photoshop so that everything is in focus.

During the automation process, Photoshop keeps every image on a separate layer and automatically creates a mask to reveal the areas of the particular layer that is in focus.

Have you used this automated process for focus stacking in Photoshop?

How to Sharpen Images in Photoshop CC

Photoshop Principal Product Manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes is back again with more tips and in this video shares what you need to know about sharpening images using Photoshop CC. He covers the sharpening tools in Camera Raw and Lightroom, as well as the power of the improved Smart Sharpen filter inside of Photoshop CC and used in conjunction with smart filters.

Adobe Releases Photoshop Mix Version 1.1

Photoshop Mix Update

Adobe has released a new update for Photoshop Mix, which is a free app for the iPad. New features in version 1.1 include the following:

  • Image Swap, enabling users to change the order of layers in a Mix project by dragging and dropping thumbnails
  • Redesigned undo and redo experience enabling for more creative freedom
  • Full round-trip editing capabilities between Photoshop Express and Photoshop Mix
  • Ability to save full resolution files to the user’s local camera roll
  • Support for large panoramic files, as well as PNG file formats

Photoshop Mix is available here on the iTunes App Store.