:!:Rules: For the first deviation you put your here aquired knowledge to use, we would like you to credit *photoshop-tutorials so that others can find their way here! Send us a note, so we can take a look, we're naturally curious! Thank you!
I`d propose using black to transparent gradient on the layer mask, to create the effect of increasing distance, which makes the background blurrier and blurrier. It looks more like real camera focus this way Great tut