View Full Version : Creating DOF in Vue or how to fake it

07 July 2009, 11:05 AM
Hey all,

I have been experimenting with trying to create DOF in Vue xStream 7.4 and failing badly. Can someone assist me with a method to come up with dof in Vue or fake it in post. I have seen a few people say they use Z-Depth in Photoshop to do that.. errr ok I appreciate that but have no idea on how to do it.

Can anyone help me with this one. I am trying to get dof happening in the image below for the mountains in the background.



07 July 2009, 01:00 PM

you can fake DOF manually in photoshop using a gaussian blur and a gradient:
video on youtube (

07 July 2009, 01:29 PM
Use z-depth as a mask, then use the lens bur filter in photoshop.

07 July 2009, 07:45 PM
There's also the very good photoshop plugin Depth of Field Pro by Richard Rosenman :)
it can do batch rendering, thus, making animations easier with DOF ;)

07 July 2009, 10:53 AM
z-depth and lens blur is great. Allows for so much control over the blur using the settings of the filter in PS.. awesome tip.

I have an issue with the look of my water but I will post a sample in a new topic.

Cheers.. this was a big help.


07 July 2009, 06:20 AM
You can check out my tutorial on adding DOF in Pshop:

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