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Alien Skin Software Bokeh Photoshop Plug-in Software for Mac and Windows

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  • For Adobe Photoshop CS3/CS4, Elements 4 (Mac), Elements 6 (Windows), Fireworks CS4, and Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2

The Bokeh Photoshop Plug-in Software for Mac and Windows from Alien Skin Software allows you to simulate the out-of-focus area created by wide-aperture lenses. Using advanced algorithms based on field results of lenses that are highly for their bokeh (the quality of the out of focus area of a photo), the software aims to create a more natural, pleasing bokeh than often-cumbersome Photoshop techniques.

In addition to subject isolation, the software can be used to create the selective-focus Lensbaby effect, add interesting vignettes to backgrounds, and to simulate the look of Holga toy cameras. You'll even be able to recreate the tilt-shift effect, usually only achieved by using very specialized lenses or large format cameras.

Create realistic shallow depth of field in an image
Turn distracting backgrounds into beautiful, buttery bokeh, helping to better isolate your subject
Add tilt-shift effects to an image
Simulates the bokeh of such renowned lenses as the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II and Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8
Add vignetting effects to your photos
Simulate the look and feel of toy cameras, such as the Holga
Selectively isolate your subject using a Lensbaby-type focus effect
System Requirements Computer: Pentium 4; PowerPC G5 or Intel (Intel Core 2 Duo recommended)
Operating System: Windows XP; Mac OS X 10.4.11
Memory: 1GB (2GB recommended)
Display: 1024 x 768
Software: Photoshop CS3, CS4; Photoshop Elements 4.0.1 or later (Mac); Photoshop Elements 6 or later (Windows); Adobe Fireworks CS4; Core Paint Shop Pro Photo X2

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Alien Skin SoftwareBokeh Photoshop Plug-in Software for Mac and Windows
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Accurate colors (4)
  • Easy to collaborate across programs (3)
  • Easy to customize (3)
  • Easy to navigate (3)

Cons

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    • Professional quality (3)
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    5.0

    Bokehlishious

    By DriverJoe

    from Lima, Oh

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    Pros

    • Accurate Colors and Controls
    • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
    • Easy To Customize
    • Easy To Navigate
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Freezes or Crashes

    Best Uses

      Comments about Alien Skin Software Bokeh Photoshop Plug-in Software for Mac and Windows:

      I am simply an amateur photographer and love the Bokeh 2 Program. I can explore creative ideas with different vignettes, lens', special Bokeh effects etc... I've used this in both Photoshop 9 and Lightroom 3 and works great with both products. If you don't have expensive glass all you need is Bokeh 2. Even if you do have expensive glass you can still make great artistic creations.
      It did freeze on me a couple times when importing a lot of large file photo's but have not had any other issues.

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      4.0

      Bokeh is an Outsatanding product!!

      By Nature photo guy

      from Nashua, NH

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      Pros

      • Accurate Colors and Controls
      • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
      • Easy To Customize
      • Easy To Navigate
      • Easy to use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional Quality

        Comments about Alien Skin Software Bokeh Photoshop Plug-in Software for Mac and Windows:

        Bokeh is a great product for post processing in Photo Shop. It is easy to use and generally fast in creating terrific out of focus creamy backgrounds to help focus the viewer's eye on the main subject of your image.

        It actually has written algorithms that mimic some of the really great Bokeh lenses, like Nikon 105mm Macro etc. You can also choose different manners of Bokeh that come from different blade numbers in a lens aperture that make highlight artifacts look more round or geometric.

        This program is very easy to learn but also has more in depth levels that you can work with. This plug-in can really help save images with great subject capture but distracting background.

        I highly recommend Bokeh!

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        5.0

        Powerful results

        By Puparazzi to the Fast and the Furriest

        from Upstate NY

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        Pros

        • Accurate Colors and Controls
        • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
        • Easy To Customize
        • Easy To Navigate
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional Quality

          Comments about Alien Skin Software Bokeh Photoshop Plug-in Software for Mac and Windows:

          Not being able to control the background or depth of field in my sports photos, I needed a way to blur the messy background and it was taking too long in CS4. Bokeh does it in a flash. I'm able to control what and how much blur to apply. It's saved me many of hours at the computer.

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          • Business

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          4.0

          Good program...

          By Doug Brown

          from Anchorage, Alaska

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          Pros

          • Accurate Colors and Controls

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional Quality

            Comments about Alien Skin Software Bokeh Photoshop Plug-in Software for Mac and Windows:

            This program works pretty much as advertised. I've been very pleased with the results of about 90% of the photos I used Bokeh with... not bad.

            It's time consuming to select the main subject with the wand in Photoshop to separate the object from the background, and it takes time to touch it all up afterwards but I think the results are worth it. It is far from "automatic" and it's time consuming but it works well.

            On the negative side, I think the program is over-priced like all of Alien Skin Photoshop plug-ins.

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