How to Increase Depth on Photos Post Factum

Why would anyone need to increase depth of field on photos in the first place? Photographers often use the depth of field (also called depth resolution) as an art technique to draw attention to the object in focus and blur the background. But what if you already have taken the photo? Or what if the specs of your camera do not allow producing the blur effect you need?

There is still an option for you. Simply use retouching to increase depth on the photo. And in fact, PhotoScissors is one of the easiest ways to do this. Pro-level tools like Photoshop require a decent skill to achieve the result you will find satisfying. While PhotoScissors requires as little as few mouse strokes to increase the depth of field on a photo. Here is how you can do this, step by step.

Step 1: Load the photo

Use the open button on the toolbar to load a photograph to PhotoScissors.

Open the photo

Step 2: Mark the foreground object and the background

PhotScissors uses a very simple principle: you select parts of the image that are background and parts that should stay focused. Use the red and the green markers for that respectively. You do not need to paint the entire area over. Few strokes are usually enough.

remove background from photo

Note, the program immediately applies changes and selects the background and the foreground on the photo.

Step 3: Increase depth

To make the background less focused, we need to apply the Blur effect to it. Switch to the Background tab on the right-side toolbar. We don't want to replace or remove the background, so select "Original".

Select Background:Original

Below, in the Effect dropdown list, select Blur and specify the Blur Radius.

Increase Depth

Fine! The photo now looks much more artistic and professional, even though it was taken on the camera of a smartphone!

The same way using PhotoScissors you can replace the background or completely remove it when you need a picture with transparent background.

Video:

Watch the software in action: how to increase depth on photo in literally less than minute.