On 14 Jul 2005 00:11:20 GMT, XXXX@XXXXX.COM (Hunt) reverently intoned
upon the aether:
Are you familiar with high pass sharpening? If so, then try the
Duplicate the background twice, set blending mode to hard light on the
topmost layer, and then run the high pass filter on it (choosing a
radius that gives reasonable sharpening).
Next, take the layer below that (the background will remain untouched)
and use your favorite blur on it (I like Lens Blur myself).
Then tweak layer opacities and the blending mode (Hard Light, Soft
Light, ...) on the uppermost layer.
What this does is blur the image, but sharpen the image based upon the
details in the unblurred image. It does great things for blackheads,
5 o-clock shadow, wrinkles, and etcetera while not completely removing
You can also run the high pass on the uppermost layer after blurring
the middle layer for more control.
In essence, this blurs the fine details while sharpening coarser
details. Add in layer masks and you have a powerful tool.
hope this helps,
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Last Updated 23 June 2005