Focus Blending for Landscape Photography

– by David Johnston

Learn to bring out exquisite details & incredible sharpness in landscape photography with DOF & Focus blending in Photoshop.



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  • 9 teaching videos for nature photographers who want to learn to blend images with different focus points and depths of field.
  • 80+ minutes of video content – explanations, examples, workflow, case studies.
  • In-depth explanation of the step-by-step process that will teach you how to harness the automated and manual focus stacking in Photoshop.
  • 5 Case Studies provide an in-depth look at software and techniques for creating landscape photos with stunning details and sharpness.


  • Compatible with: Photoshop CC 2019 and higher, Lightroom Classic 2019 and higher.
  • Video Created with: Photoshop CC 2019, Lightroom Classic 2019


  • Develop a solid focus blending workflow for landscape photography in Photoshop.
  • How to go beyond hyperfocal distance and create landscape photos with incredible sharpness using focus stacking in Photoshop.
  • Master manual focus blending techniques to create sharp landscape photos with moving subjects.
  • Explore advanced techniques to combine HDR & focus blending workflows for tack-sharp high dynamic range photos.
  • Discover how pros create artistic landscape photos using exposures with different depths of field.
  • Gain a clear understanding of advanced post-processing techniques using real-life case studies in our straight-forward, non-technical lessons.

How do I know if this Focus Blending Tutorial is for me?

This tutorial is for you if:

  • You have a basic knowledge of RAW processing in Lightroom.
  • You have a basic knowledge of image adjustments, and layers & masks in Photoshop.
  • You want to learn to create sharp images using manual and automated focus blending workflows.
  • You want to create artistic landscape photos with selective sharpness in Photoshop.
  • You want to learn how pros merge HDR & Focus workflows to create incredibly sharp, high dynamic range images.

This tutorial might not be the right fit if:

  • You are just getting started in post processing. If you don’t know how to use Lightroom, you may want to find out more before you start this course.
  • You want to learn the basics. You’ll get the most from this course if you have some knowledge of RAW Processing in Lightroom.
  • You want in-depth explanations of how image adjustments, layers, and masks work in Photoshop. In this course, we assume you are familiar with Photoshop.
  • If you want to learn about camera settings including exposure, focus, and composition. This course is focused on post-processing only.

About Focus Blending for Landscape Photography

The focus-blending techniques you’ll learn in this tutorial allow you to go beyond the limitations of hyperfocal distance to create sharp landscape photos in a variety of situations. We’ll explore both manual and automated focus blending workflows with a detailed, easy-to-use approach. Follow along with our real-world Case Studies to see how the pros do it.

Check out some of the case-studies included in this Focus Blending for Landscape Photography tutorial: