In today's tutorial we deal with a particular technique, that will make our curious photos. To macro photography (or more simply “macro“) means the photograph of the small details to which the eye hardly pays attention. There will certainly have seen online, or in some magazines nature of some larger picture microscopic bugs, or the classic photo to’compound eye Fly. Everything is imperceptible at first glance, but with a good goal “macro” are unable to distinguish accurately even the compound eye.
In today's tutorial, however, do not deal with macro photography, but the blur resulting from macro to reality. All fiction, nothing macros for today.
And the result will be:
The resulting photo looks like a scale model, the effect is given by a simple blur.
After photo open with Gimp level the color with “Colors” – “Levels” (optional step, but recommended). Click button “Auto” for leveling in automatic mode.
Now duplicate level “Background” (yet the only).
Rename the higher level in “blur” and apply a layer mask level “blur” right-clicking on the layer – “Add Layer Mask…“.
In the dialog box that opens, and do not touch anything confirm.
At this point we make invisible the lower level (“Background“) and select tool “Gradient” .
We select the black as foreground color, and the white for the background, in the settings of the instrument “Gradient” we change the “Form” the “Linear” a “Bilineare“.
Now draw the gradient at the point where we want the image is in focus, reverse sneeze. If it is a panoramic photo (as in this case) pull the gradient upward or downward, otherwise we will move sideways.
Now select the level “shade” (click on the level, not on the layer mask) and apply a blur Gaussian 5px: “Filters” – “Blur” – “Gaussian” leaving the default values.
Reactivate the level “Background” and you're done.
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