Creative focus effects
Choose which areas are blurred or sharp
When shooting a subject with a wide camera aperture you get a blurred background. This blur is called a bokeh. By blurring the background of a clip you can make it look more cinematic.
Here we have two layers containing the same clip. The bottom layer is sharp. The top layer is blurred. A graduated mask blends the two layers together to create a shallow depth of field effect.
These graduated mask control handles enable you to create a wider or narrower blend between the Gaussian blurred top layer and the sharp bottom layer. You can also change the angle of the blur.
The Focus blur effect enables you to create a narrow band of focus that mimics the creative look produced by a specialist tilt shift lens.