I noticed a big interest to the focus stacking topic. I will explain a post production part in Photoshop CS5 more detailed. You can read and see the video of a shooting part on Alex’s blog Focus stacking technique using Adobe Photoshop CS5
So, we have a sequence of images: 5, 8, 12. I mean, as many as we need. I have 11 images.
Select the sequence of the photos in Bridge CS5:
- Layout – auto
- Uncheck “Blend Images Together”
- Click “OK”
Select all Layers in Photoshop CS5:
Edit/Auto-Blend Layers… with default settings:
You will see a Layers palette similar to this:
To finish focus stacking go to Layer/Flatten Image:
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Now we are ready to retouch our image. How to retouch jewelry, you will see in our upcoming Ebook. We are working on the Ebook right now. So you will see it very soon!
Good luck! Genia:-)