I am working on finishing up a team photo- a HS, UAS football type of\npicture, where there are several rows of players in uniform, looking\nstolidly ahead, etc. nothing too unusual about it, except the lighting:\nFill flash was used, but the light was very late afternoon, diffuse\nthrough partial cloud cover, and almost straight on the subjects. It\nwasn't too hard to get the color balance right, but it seemed counter\nintuitive to set the temp in PS (actually Lightroom) to around 4,000\nwhen the 'warmth' was so apparent. Anyway, that's an aside.\n\nThe matter I am trying to deal with is at the top of the photo, and at\nthe top sides, where the bleacher seats are very apparent, and quite in\nfocus. They are raised and painted aluminum seats on concrete, so that\nyou see about a two inch horizontal strip of purple every couple of feet\nin the places no one is seated. I've tried Gaussian blur at various\nlevels, but am not thrilled with the results. I've thought of adding a\ngradient, but not sure where to go on that. At the top will be large\nletters with the team name.\n\nIt'll look all right if I don't do any blur or other technique to lessen\nthe impact of the horizontal lines, or so I believe, as it's not been\ndone in years before, and most folks looking at it will see the players\nthey know, and not be concerned with what I see as a glaring deficiency....\n\nOr will they?