In celebration of the great weather and the fact that I walk like a zombie because of my rather swollen ankle (how it got injured, I'm not quite sure--all I know is that it had to do with soccer), I've decided to do another quick and easy photoshop tutorial. Apart from taking photos at train tracks, another essential must for bloggers is the blurry quality of the background in photos (or "shallow depth of field"--thanks to Chris!). Yeah, you could buy a $700 camera and lens with a lower f-stop, or you could just use photoshop (which technically costs a lot too but...).
The photo below was taken with an f-stop of 1.8. But if I wanted it any blurrier, this is what I'd do.
1. Open up the image on photoshop. I use Adobe Photoshop CS5.