Adjusting filter and blend settings


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Adjusting filter and blend settings

In this exercise I'm going to show you how to change the numerical settings and the blend settings that are associated with a Smart Filter and this is all very recent stuff. As recently as Photoshop CS2, you could not do this. Once you assigned a filter, you had changed the pixels forevermore and that was it. But starting in Photoshop CS3 we have got Smart Filters, still got them in CS4, obviously, wonderful things. So I've gone ahead and saved my progress so far as Crunchy portrait.psd.

The idea being that we've gone way too far with our sharpening and we have rendered the image not sharp, but rather crunchy. So we can see every pour in her skin, we can see all these fine hairs including her mustache. We can see the edge that's associated with a highlight on nose. That's just ridiculous. So we need to back it off. Go over to the Layers palette and notice right there is this item that's called Smart Sharpen. That is your filter and if you double-click on it, you...

Adjusting filter and blend settings
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Adjusting filter and blend settings provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS4 One-on-One: Mastery

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Design Photography
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