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?

Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens Coming Soon

Sigma 150-600mm Lens

It looks like Sigma is about to announce a new 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens in its Sports line.

Tamron recently introduced a new 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC lens, which bests the range of Sigma’s current 150-500mm lens. With the wave that Sigma is riding now that it has produced hit after hit, look for the new Sigma 150-600mm model to be a solid performer.  [Read more...]

Blackmagic Camera v. 1.9.5 Firmware Update Adds SSD Formatting to Production Camera 4K

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Blackmagic has added yet another firmware update for the Production Camera 4K. The new Camera v. 1.9.5 update adds the ability to directly format an SSD to HFS+ or exFAT within the camera.

The firmware is currently being worked on for the other Blackmagic cameras. You can download the update for the Production Camera 4K here on Blackmagic Design’s website.

Kodak’s Cancelled BW400CN Film Lives on in Replichrome Lightroom Presets . . . for Free

Replichrome Sample Pack

Totally Rad! Inc. is taking the opportunity to let everyone know that even though Kodak has officially killed BW400CN film, Lightroom and Camera Raw users can pick up the Replichrome BW400CN preset for free as part of Totally Rad’s Replichrome Sample Pack.

Below are a couple of recent photos to which I applied the BW400CN presets after I saw Totally Rad’s press release today. [Read more...]