Photoshop: Focus Stacking

Occasionally the subject you are focused on isn’t all “in focus!”

It’s best to use a tripod to capture the image, and to take more than 2 photos carefully focusing each shot. In this example I only shot 2 photos, and as a result the middle is still slightly out of focus!

The procedure is:

  1. send your images to Photoshop : Edit in > Open as Layers in Photoshop…
  2. In Photoshop select all layers
    2. Choose Menu: Edit > Auto-Align Layers
  3. With layers still selected choose Menu: Edit > Auto Blend Layers…
  4. Choose “Stack Images” and experiment with choosing
    5. Seamless Tones and Colors
    6. and Content aware fill transparent areas