What is Bokeh Effect in Photography?

What is Bokeh Effect in Photography?

Bokeh Effect

Bokeh photography is so popular among film camera shooters. It is referred to as the “blurry” part of the image created by the camera lens as it is not the blur in the foreground or background of a subject. It separates a subject from the background is the result of shallow “depth of field” and is simply called “background blur”. The quality and feel of the background blur/foreground blur and reflected points of light, however, is what photographers call Bokeh Effect.

Example of Bokeh Effect

Bokeh Effect

In this Example, the sparrow bird is in focus and sharp, while the background is out of focus. The small or shallow depth of field is the result of standing relatively close to the main subject while using a large aperture. See those circles of different color on the left side of the image? Those are light reflections and they are circular because that’s how the lens rendered it. In this situation, the soft “feel” of those circular areas is what photographers would call “good bokeh”. While some photographers say that bokeh is just about the quality of the circular light reflections and others believe that bokeh is about the quality of the entire out-of-focus area, not only highlights and reflections.

Click on below Video: Bokeh Effect

5 Tips of Bokeh Effect Images for Photographer

1. Depth-of-Field

Control the depth-of-field by adjusting the aperture to achieve the blurred photo effect. Depending on what camera lens and the light sources that use, you sometimes may need to bring the main subject as close to the lens as you can to blur the background.

2. Focal Length

Because of the depth of field, opt for a longer focal length lens which enables you to see more extreme bokeh. Go for zoom lens and watch the beauty of bokeh unfold.

3. Portrait Trick

For portrait shots, try to keep the subject separated from the background. Additional they are away from the background; the more likely they are to pop out of the blur.

4. Use of Objects

Explore how objects interact with bokeh effect — hold up a pot of flowers and let the light gather at the petals or capture a slice of cake with candles little in the background at a ceremony function. There are many ways to explore the bokeh effect in everyday life through seemingly ordinary objects.

5. Technique

Like all aspects of photography, bokeh is just one part of the image. Choose an intriguing subject. Focus on creative composition. Keep in mind the technical parts that make the photo shine. And think of how to integrate bokeh effect into the midst of them all.

Click on below Video: Bokeh Photography Ideas and Technique

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Paint Brush Tool

Artwork with Pencil or Paint Brush Tool

Use the Pencil or Paint brush tool to create expressive, free-form drawings that can be created, edited and adjusted easily.

How to Create and Edit Artwork with Pencil Or Paint Brush Tool

In the Toolbar the paint brush tool is used to create free form paths that can have a more hand-drawn feel. With Paint brush tool, you can draw a path and apply a brush to the stroke to give paths an artistic look like calligraphy.

Set Options of Pencil or Paint Brush Tool

From Toolbar select either the Pencil or Paint brush tool and then double- click on the Tool Options in the Properties panel. Set a few options for how the tool runs in the dialog box when it opens.

Begin Drawing With Pencil or Paint Brush Tool

With either tool, an asterisk appears next to the pointer showing that you can draw a new path. Drag to start drawing.

Select a Brush Before Drawing With Paint Brush Tool

By choosing from the Brush menu in the Properties panel apply a different brush before drawing a path or after.

Redraw Parts of the Path

To redraw parts of a path using either tool, move the pointer over a chosen path. When the asterisk disappears, drag and redraw.

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Graphic Design Software

Graphics design software is made up of powerful tools that are used in the creation, editing and management of computer graphics. Graphics come in the form of images, clip art, illustrations, drawings, digital paintings and artworks, logo, web graphics, icons, titles and headings and backgrounds and many more.

This software can be used in animation which is capable of creating motion graphics for use in the filmmaking industry as well as video games. Special graphics design software is also used for the design of web elements, web pages, blogs and websites. Graphics design software has become a necessary tool for designers and artists.

In this Maac Blog Post, we will take a look at the best graphics design software out in the market. Their features and functionalities will be discussed.

Graphic Design Software

3 Best Graphics Design Software

1. Autodesk 3Ds Max

3D modeling, animation and rendering tool 3Ds Max is designed for use in games and design visualization. The software is popular among film and TV visual effects artists along with game designers and game developers of virtual reality games.

3ds Max uses to create massively designed game worlds, characters and building environments. It is also used for the animation of characters and the creation of scenes that contain them. What makes impressive about this software is its 3D rendering capability which includes simulation of real-life camera settings. It simulates the physical properties of water, oil and lava and other solution entirely. Its animation controllers allow you to create and modify.

Click on below Video: 3Ds Max Tutorial

Why Choose 3Ds Max?

  • Top-of-the-line animation, 3D modeling and rendering tools.
  • Interoperable with other rendering and animation engines like Unreal and Unity.

2. Photoshop Elements

Photoshop Elements software is an on-premise software for creating, editing and sharing photos. It is intended for photographers and those in photography business who work on and need to manage a massive collection of images. The software gives you quick editing that applies machine learning for fast photo improvements and specific tweaks. For instance, you can use an open eye and set the software to automatically apply on all images with blinking eyes or squinting eyes.

Another highlight of this software is its automation capability in managing and organizing photos. It can automatically categorize the photo by subject, the title for easy tracking and searching. Regardless if there are thousands of images, these software auto curates them and also suggest photos base on smart tags and embedded image attributes.

Click on below Video: Photoshop Elements 2019

Why Choose Photoshop Elements?

  • Intelligent editing capabilities.

  • Automatically organize files by people, subjects, etc.

3. Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a photo-editing software tool. Adobe Photoshop CC version is targeted at professional graphic designers, photographers and artists. It enables to design websites, icons, mobile apps, posters and banners using tools and built-in templates. For photographers, the app has tools that aid in picture creation, editing making excellent works of art out of photographs.

You can also create and enhance illustrations, paintings and 3D artworks. Unique pattern and effects, along with brushes use in the creation and customization of digital works. Other features include brush management, access to Lightroom photos, brush smoke smoothing, luminance masking controls and paint symmetry among many others.

Click on below Video: Adobe Photoshop 2019

Why Choose Photoshop?

  • Professional tools for photo enhancements to total image transformation
  • Easy to use templates and intuitive tools
  • Design, paint, draw with thousands of markers, brushes, pens and pencils

Click on below Video: Top 10 Best Free Graphics Design Software

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Animators have to determine what changes happen when there are a force and change in an effect to be represented. Whenever animating jumping character into a 180-degree turn, landing and recovering carefully you have to make some decisions which include when the character looks back, crouches, jumps, when the body starts to twist and initiate the turn, begin to lean into the direction of the jump, how does the body stop its rotation during restoration, do both feet land at the same time and on and on?

The only computer will know what you tell it. In 2D animation, an assistant adds details information to what the animator has blocked in. The added images are to define the sequence of movement for accuracy and those images are the result of an artist making decisions.

Body Mechanics

When doing a body mechanics shot, animator focus on the body and how it moves – don’t spend too much time on the acting. The viewers must believe that the character decided to jump, so there needs to be a little amount of acting such as a quick look in the direction of jumping to show that the character is aware of the condition. In every body mechanics shot there is a sequence of activity that runs from the character’s brain through its body and must decide what that sequence is before starting to animate. Where and how does the sequence begin and end? When is the right sequence? The shot is flourishing if it is entertaining and exciting that’s a bonus.

Click on below Video: Animation Tutorial – Basics of Body Mechanics

Sequence of Movement

When connecting to the sequence of a movement and follow we move into a realm referred to as ‘breakdowns’ and where a body mechanics shot is performed.

The first point you have to break down how the character stands. You must arrange body parts to describe the inner life. How a character stand reveals energy level, emotional state and attentiveness. Everything that animator do from there is a sequence of direction and follow that to shows how that character moves. Nothing moves without a force either pushing or pulling it.

Make notes on daily life, sketch, shoot video reference, and act out the intended motion whenever possible. In analyzing video reference, look for what caused the movement not just where the body is at any given frame. Identify the forces that created movement. What judgments you have to make if you are animating a character side-stepping onto a box?

1. Is the character viewing us?
2. How high is the box?
3. How does the character showing awareness of the box?
4. Is the character lazy or energetic, old or young?
5. Is the character splay foot or pigeon-toed?
6. Are the character’s fingers open or closed?
7. Where is the character viewing at any given time?
8. Is there an anticipatory weight shift before the action weight shift?
9. Does the character use its arms to boost of the step up?
10. If using arms to assist, how do the shoulders and chest lead?
11. Does the character turn its knee in or out when lifting the trailing leg?

So, what makes a great body mechanics shot? When the sequence of movement through the body is prepared and timed to describe the intended action and we believe that character moved.

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