15. 2D Depth of Field
• Create depth of field with live action footage
• Take advantage of the new lens blur effect
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Nov 06, 2006
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65 Responses to "2D Depth of Field"
mayur
10/11/2013
thank u...............!
Sella
10/11/2013
amazing
Dharma
03/02/2013
Wonderful Tutorial.........
I love it.....:)
Dima
12/05/2012
It worcks with (Boris lens shape) the same like Andrew explain if you dont have lens blur
Rich
09/25/2012
I knew when I watched this tutorial years ago it would come in handy. 3 years later I am going to use it in my next film. Thanks Andrew!
Andrew
02/07/2012
Andrew forgot to mention to put the Lens Blur Depth Map Layer on the Lens Blur Effect to the Depth Composition
weluckyfew
03/25/2014
Thanks for mentioning this, couldn't get it to work! I can't believe this tutorial has been up for so many years without correcting this glaring mistake.
Artesia
09/01/2011
Thank you very very much, this was very helpful.
mathan
08/22/2011
wonderful i love it
Leettle
08/18/2011
I think I faced the same situation with matias, seems like some feature in CS5 had changed. It doesn't work according to the tutorial.
ivan
08/12/2011
thank u for the amazing tutorials!!!!
matias
06/07/2011
Hi Andrew, your tutorials are awesome, but im getting trouble with this one.
Does the lens blur effect works the same in CS5?
G S
04/13/2011
thank you for all your help!
sunil chebby
03/26/2011
thank you for all your tutorials!!!!!
your presentation is THE BEST!
your techniques and products are easy to use
and very appealing, looking forward to learn
lot more from you. sorry cannot find word to
express my gratitude. thank you, thank you......
Sunil Chebby
INDIA
boluobill
03/06/2011
thanks AK, i really really love your tutorial!!!
Didi
02/02/2011
I love you.
Jan Senegal
01/05/2011
Great help, thanks for sharing the knowdlege.
PS. Beautiful family man.
Keep it up, I mean...the tutorial.
Thanks again.
Edwin Caballero Montero
12/16/2010
Thanks for yours all tutorial Andrew... u r the only one!!
To Sean
11/18/2010
Sean, I had the same problem. When precomposing, it helped when I checked "move all attributes..", cause in default in my AE it was "leave all attr..".

I know your post is years old, but just in case this is still useful.
winata
10/14/2010
Can I do this at Adobe Premiere? Thx
aris
10/26/2012
you can do that with adobe premiere but with another way whitch is more defficult
negativiti
07/26/2010
this is the best tutorial of ALL,... i love it !
Joe
06/12/2010
Its great and useful!!!
Thanks
jigy
04/05/2010
how do i can get this ramp fx i realy nedd it and i dont have it please can you tell how ....
senthilkumar
04/04/2010
thank you sir good tutorial
Coldflames
01/10/2010
M frm nigeria.u have the most realistic tutorials ever...u d man.thumbs up
marcos
12/30/2009
thanks andrew. your tutorials are the best.
Andrew
11/29/2009
Nice tutorial! But cant you make the same thing with two movielayers, one with lens blur and the other without and make a soft mask that you animate?
Erki
10/03/2009
Thank you
Erki
10/03/2009
Thank you
said
08/22/2009
Thank you for your lesson increased the lessons of another please and thank you
Age180
08/18/2009
First and foremost.. AWESOME tutorials!

Since AE isn't a video editing software per say.. do you chop footage..add effects in AE.. then re-compile footage in your video editing software? I'm new to this so don't hate me for asking dumb q's :)

I just feel I wanna use these effects in ALL my videos.. but adding each clips seems very time consuming.. any advice?

Thanks, your the man!
Rols
07/08/2009
WOW thats all i can say
thanks A.K. my suggestion for another tutorial would be how to composite a shell casings flying out of a gun that would be cool.
thanks a bunch
Sadicri
02/26/2009
Thanks a lot. I really appreciate your tutorials.
prasad
02/26/2009
please i need same effects in combustion
Daniel
02/08/2009
Great work Andrew
Kuwait
01/13/2009
LOooOL Kuwait Is The Best ...
ivano
01/11/2009
kick ass!! thanks a lot!
Patrick (Germany)
11/22/2008
This is exactly what i was looking for !
Very good tutorials ! =) THANX
PDP
Kim Tae Wan
11/16/2008
hi im korean ^-^ thanks you
myuran
11/13/2008
hey kremer its awesme thanx man
thanh
08/25/2008
thanhk
Brian
08/18/2008
A great tutorial. I love your style. These are real world, professional effects. Thanks so much.
fernanda
07/30/2008
thanks for the tuts hot stuff
kunal
07/09/2008
i was looking for that and it was on your site all along
kamali
07/06/2008
thank you very much my dear friend.enjoyed really.........
zc
06/21/2008
thank you very much
amir
06/09/2008
tanks
nikshazmie
05/18/2008
thanks teacher...the great andrew kramer is here..
bıradır
05/15/2008
you are perfect Andriu Krimır..
emanuela
05/06/2008
andrew
tanks a lot, you´re great! Your material is simple with awsome effects! We don´t have much acess to this, tanks a lot.
Abdul khalil
02/13/2008
very nice >-( you can help with us beacuse we are from afghanistan i work at Shamshad TV we need for more help if can let download lesseone free that will be your big help . thank you so much .
Gig
02/11/2008
Hi!
thanks Andrew for your cool stuff!! i was watching this tutorial when i had this idea: i'll shoot all my footage very sharp from near to far to control it in post-prod. but is there a way to make this when u have 1 actor near the camera and 1 far from it? to make a kind of rack-focus?
thanks
Gig
Jihaluo
01/07/2008
Thanx a lot
Gaston
12/08/2007
Thank you Andrew, you're my teacher
Erik
11/09/2007
Where are the project files for this one. It isnt in #16 i need the footage. This tutorial looks cool
Sean
10/08/2007
I may have answered my own question, above...at least in part.

You see, when you pre-compose, I think you have to leave all attributes in the new composition (it's one of the two options whenever you pre-compose). Somehow, my default was NOT to leave all attributes in the new composition. I think that's what was causing my problem. Now it's working...except the lens blur/gradient is now confined to a smaller square within the image (perhaps because my original graphic is larger than the comp size). Anyhow, I'm most of the way there! I love Andrew Kramer. And I mean that in a totally gay way! Thanks!
Sean
10/08/2007
Thank you! But I'm having a huge problem. Maybe my After Effects program is malfunctioning. But it seems to do everything else just fine...so I think it must be a setting.

When I apply lens blur--no problem. I get a blurry image.

Then when I add the new solid with a ramp, and make it invisible, and pre-compose it, the blur in my lens blur becomes nil. That is, as soon as I create the luminance matte (pre-composed as you describe) and associate my lens blur with the matte, I get NO blur at all. It's like the lens blur is suddenly switched off. It seems to do this with all blurs, not just lens blur.

In your tutorial, as soon as you apply the matte, the image takes on the blurred attributes of the luminance matte, whereas all my blur disappears completely. When I try to adjust the blur on the image, I get no change. It's like something is overriding the blur. It has no effect. Very very frustrating. I keep doing it over and over to no avail.
Carlos
10/08/2007
Muy bueno, como todos los tutoriales de Andrew... pero el proyecto que sae descarga no corresponde a este tutorial sino al siguiente (Nº 16)
Yosh
10/07/2007
excellent vid. can u do a meteorite tutorial please?
Tiran
10/05/2007
thank you for great tutorials, it is help me
Wellington João Franke Junior
10/02/2007
Hi Andrew!

My next suggestion for a new tutorial as you make that effect of predator's vision.

You great!
Juan
09/19/2007
tnx for your tutorials!!!! I REALLY appreciate your GREAT WORK!!!
Gas Tello
09/17/2007
This file from other lesson
Nathan J
09/17/2007
Great old tutorial. FYI the Project Files are for the next tutorial (#16).