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Old 10-21-2011, 03:05 AM
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Re: What filter was used on the background?

Or with a bokeh brush just google for them
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:47 AM
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Re: What filter was used on the background?

For the absolute best result, do it in-camera like mistermonday suggested.
That is what has been done in the image you linked.

(Shallow depth-of-field so that the background is blurry. The exact shape of the "circles" depends on your optics.)

If doing it in Photoshop I would not suggest using a brush, as a brush will just paint some circles or bokeh samples on top of your background (like individual specks of bright out-of-focus dust). It will not look all that realistic. You need a special blur filter like the ones skydog suggested – you will have to carefully mask out your foreground for a good result.
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Re: What filter was used on the background?

agree chain for best results...but the cost of glass is a significant investment
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Re: What filter was used on the background?

For achieving the bokeh effect via third-party plug-ins, see here under "Focus adjustment". For the primary colors (which seem to have been added), one of the focus adjustment plug-ins, Topaz Lens Effects (Toy setting) can splash color in that manner.
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Old 10-22-2011, 05:43 AM
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Re: What filter was used on the background?

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agree chain for best results...but the cost of glass is a significant investment
Both Nikon and Canon has very cheap 50´mm 1.8 lenses, capable of a very shallow depth of field.

plugins like Bokeh or Focal Point can do some nice blurs. Here is fast example, using sunlit leaves as a background and making dof with Focal Point and using the colors from the OPs posted image..
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