Trouble with Depth of Field

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Trouble with Depth of Field

Postby kverschoor on Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:09 pm

I am a very experienced user of PSP (over ten years) This is the first time I have use the "depth of Field" feature. And I'll be damned if I can get it to work. No dialog box comes up. All it does is blur the entire picture. For the life of me I can not figure out what I am doing wrong! Please help. I am using PSP X2. Thanks!
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Re: Trouble with Depth of Field

Postby Trev Bowden on Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:32 pm

Their should definitely be a dialogue box.
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Re: Trouble with Depth of Field

Postby LeviFiction on Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:48 pm

Yes there should. And I would like to find out why there isn't.

Do any other dialogues not show up?

The other problem I have is that even if there isn't a dialogue, the whole image should not be blurred as the default (and you claim you haven't used it) has a circle at the middle of the image in focus. Quite curious.

Of course I never use the dialog because I have more control when I do this effect myself, and the steps are simple to do on your own. The only thing I can't do on my own easily is the aperture shape blurring.

One other question is the blurring actually applied like if you had told it to Blur the image? Or does it act like a dialog is open? I mean the blur command blurs the image then returns control so that you can apply other filters or use the tools. But while a dialog is open, PSP is very modular with its dialog boxes, you can't select other filters or tools. If it acts like it's just applying a blur then that's another concern. If it acts like a dialog is open then it's possible the dialog, for whatever reason, is simply off the screen.
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Re: Trouble with Depth of Field

Postby kverschoor on Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:41 pm

Well I rebooted this morning and it now works. It must have been a memory issue as I was working with a bunch of large files on my laptop with lots of stuff in history. It should have given me a memory warning. But instead it just blurred the whole picture without showing a dialogue box.
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