Focus Review: A Fast and Easy Way to Focus Photos
Hey guys, welcome to Focus Review. We already told you about such applications as Tonality and Snapheal that help process photos. Today we are reviewing Focus CK. It’s not hard to guess that the application is designed for focusing of the object. The most popular method in processing of photographs is blurring of the image’s background, it helps to bring out the object, to depict the full depth of the shot. But not everyone has a professional camera to do it, in most cases it is the camera of a smartphone or a simple point-and-shoot. Focus CK will help fix the problem. Now let’s find out how.
Focus Review: Using Focus
After a simple installation, let’s choose a photo and start working on it.
As always with Creative Kit, the interface is quite simple and user-friendly. The central field is where the photo is; filtering modes are at the top. When they are activated, you will see the settings panel where you can adjust some options: Aperture adjusts virtual depth, Vignette adds shading around the edges, etc. Let’s take a look at all features of Focus CK.
To select certain objects the application provides a separate option with defocusing modes: Portrait, Nature, Architecture, Macro, Tilt-Shift, and Custom – they all are similar. Let’s take a look at them.
If you are working with a portrait, you will find the first tab useful—Portrait. When you select it, the settings panel appears on the right. In the center of the image, we see a delineated field that will help select the part of the image that you will edit.
Now select the area to be focused by moving the cursor.
Take note that the area that selects the needed part of the image can be adjusted by clicking on the green dot. You will see the arrow that is used to adjust the image.
After that, use the settings panel to adjust the overall image. It can be done by using Amount, Vignette, Contrast, Highlights, Saturation and other options. Compare and Reset buttons in the lower right corner will help to finish or start over the image processing. The application provides three adjustment options: Blur and Motion for adjustment of the outer field and In Focus for adjusting the focus of the defined part. The application will provide those tools every time you want to focus on some element.
The next tab in the panel is Nature. It is designed for working with images of nature. Click on it, and the application will prompt you to select quite a large part of the photo.
In addition, you can change the location of the selected part by rotating the green dot. First, you need to decide whether the selected field will be vertical or horizontal, then choose a specific spot.
Next, you will work with the settings panel. As you can see, the tree and the horizon are now a little blurred.
The next tab is for working with images of architecture. As a work sample, we downloaded a photo of Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
First, you need to determine a field for processing. You might ask, what is the difference between Architecture and Nature? The main difference is that the area for shading in Architecture is larger than in Nature. The developers designed it this way, given that architectural structures require more attention.
Next, we use the settings panel to edit the photo.
Next on the list is Macro. Everything here works by the same principles as in the previous versions. Just determine the goal and start processing the image.
Now let’s take a look at Tilt-Shift command.
This feature helps to more clearly show the area around the object of focus. As in the previous examples, you can edit the photo using the panel on the right.
The last feature of the application is Custom. With this button, you can select only the field that you want. At the start, the application will show the image in blurred quality.
Then we have to choose the area for focusing. Do it with the help of Paint.
When you let go of the cursor, Focus will show you the edited image.
If you accidentally delete too much, it can be corrected with the help of Erase button. Click on it and you will see the cursor that will help to remove unnecessary elements.
When you remove the cursor, you will receive a finished image. If need be, you can put the finishing touches on it with the help of the additional features found on the right.
The Crop button helps change the original size of the image. When you click on it, a grid appears. With the help of Horizon and Crop tabs you can rotate photos to a desired angle and enlarge the image.
You can also change the original size of the photo by choosing the right one from the drop menu.
Click Apply to save the changes and Reset to go back to the original image.
As with all the applications by Creative Kit, this one has a very handy feature—Share. You can save the photo right away, open it in other editors by Creative Kit, as well as share it in social networks.
After you work for a while using Focus, it will become clear that this application is not for gurus of photo editing with fancy lenses. The application is obviously helpful for those who want to quickly and easily add a bit of personality to their photos.
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