Experimenting with CG Bokeh

Now, I don't have the money for lenses with good bokeh - especially since I don't use them, so I started experimenting with other cheaper ways to simulate the effect - like generating the effect in Photoshop - no, not with Gaussian blur or lens blur. Something a little more convincing. the starting point

(Don't worry about the white line in the original, that's part of my selection work going a little awry.)

After a little selecting work, some third party filters, and the result is this:

The end result!

If you think it looks fake - look carefully at the table - and compared the two photos. You'll realise that only a very specific portion (or distance) from the Coke can has been blurred!