onOne Software, Inc., announced today that FocalPoint 1.0 is now available for immediate download. FocalPoint is a new plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements designed to help photographers easily blur and vignette areas of an image. It uses selective focus to remove distracting backgrounds and to focus the view on the subject.
onOne says the unique controller in FocalPoint called the “FocusBug” has two shapes, round and planar. The round bug simulates a selective focus lens or filter. It has a round bokeh (out of focus region) that is favored by portrait and wedding photographers.
The FocusBug also allows you to tilt the sweet-spot aperture in 3D, simulating the tilt effect of a view camera or tilt-shift lens. This allows you to increase or decrease the amount and feather of blur across a plane.
FocalPoint 1.0 is available online for $160.