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Bokeh Effect

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Jackai
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Message posted at 05/18/2012, 06:52:23 AM by Jackai
This is going to be a thoroughly anecdotal, subjective informal survey. I'm going to go over some of my images and apply a colorful and whimsical bokeh effect to some of them. Is it your experience that DT even accepts these images and do they sell?

This is very general of course. The bokeh effect can look very "artsy" or very highly sytlized at times, depending on the subject matter. So I'm not sure if I'm even setting you up for a proper answer, but was just curious if I should even play around with the effect for the purpose of sales.

Thanks.
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Afagundes
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Message posted at 05/18/2012, 07:19:13 AM by Afagundes
I think if it helps to emphasize the subject they might accept.
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Parkinsonsniper
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Message posted at 05/22/2012, 08:15:55 AM by Parkinsonsniper
If you think that the background of your image is distractive, then you can create an artificial bokeh effect to pop the main subject. But if the background supports your subject, then try to keep it.

Bokeh is a lossy effect and designers cannot take the background back, but they always can create it later.
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Jackai
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Message posted at 06/02/2012, 10:54:58 AM by Jackai
I never regarded it as a lossy, but that's a good very good point. Thanks park.
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