Human Software (http://www.humansoftware.com) has released DepthField, an US$89.95 lens simulation plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, Apple Aperture in 32 or 64bit mode. With DepthField photographers can draw attention to their subject by manipulating focus and depth of field after the shot has been taken.
DepthField features multiple diaphragm for realistic blurring and altering the mood of a scene. It lets you manipulate the focus as you would using an expensive lens. DoF techniques let you move the attention to your subject. With this module you can manipulate the focus after the shot has been taken.
You can place a virtual lens anywhere on your image applying a tilt lens effect or a planar-3D blurring effect. You can perform all kind of blur adjustments, add bokeh effects with blade adjustments or add the vignetting effect of your choice.
DepthField also lets you create a selection through a virtual brush on your image for a more precise effect or in case of multiple subjects on the scene. DepthField also features an extra sharpening option so you can even re-sharpen what is already in focus. This new version adds more blur kernels such as motion, circular or concentric blur. Also it is now possible to add back grain to the out of focus areas.
By manipulating a double set of lenses DepthField blurs the background and remove all visual clutter that distracts the viewer from the real subject. It is also possible to add any kind of vignetting effect. A vignette darkening, for example, can also draw the eye to the subject but change the mood of a scene. Not only such effect may be achieved through a double set of lens but may be layered and scattered across the image for a perfect control of the ambiance.
DepthField is available as a standalone and as a plug-in to Photoshop CS3 to CS5 in 32 or 64-bit, Adobe Lightroom, Aperture 2.1 and 3. DepthField is offered for Mac OS 10.5 or higher. and Windows XP/Vista/7.