Focus Stacking Landscape images in Photoshop

In this video photographer Matthew Saville (from slrlounge) looks at staking several landscape images in Photoshop to create more depth of field.

Lots of people might consider focus stacking as a technique that is used mostly for macro shooting when it is hard to get focus on your entire subject with just one shot, however there are other situations where focus stacking is required and on this video Saville demonstrates one such situation in a landscape image that was show on a tripod with a Nikon D750 and a Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 lens.

Saville shot several non identical images (the tripod apparently moved slightly) but this is actually a good way of seeing how Photoshop can fix this sort of problem using auto align and then blending them quickly and effortlessly in Photoshop.

If you just want a focus stacking guide to Photoshop – be sure to watch Photoshop product manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes video entitled “How to Do Focus Stacking in Photoshop” to give you clear step by step instructions.

You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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