Have a look at this page from www.dofpro.com; you'll most certainly get a basic idea about the depth map i created.
Here are the settings for Depth of field generator pro...
Working on a resolution of 2744 x 3750 proved to be pretty hard and fun the same time :) ... it did take a while for the depth of field effect, but it was worth it all the way! ;)
Dirt and extra details
These are examples of the many types of dirt, grunge and splatter brushes i used for Celine's de-glamorized look :)
all credit goes to spiritcoda and garfcore splatter pack for this fine collection!
As you can see, i prefer using 'multiply' blending mode, with a creamish ivory color. This darkens/burns the brush sample over the surface.
After the all the brush work...
Bringing it all together! i present to you 'the showstopper'
Thank you all for your time! Do email me for any queries, comments etc. Many thanks to all my friends, who have helped me make this work better and 3DTotal for featuring my work and also giving me the opportunity to make this article, which i hope was useful. :) This is my mail id, firstname.lastname@example.org
. Thanks again!
Cheers everyone!! ;)