Building your own USM with Gaussian Blur


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Building your own USM with Gaussian Blur

Alright gang, are you ready to build your own Unsharp Mask using nothing more than Gaussian Blur, Apply Image and a booey knife? In this exercise we're going to see how. Now I do want to stress right upfront that there is no earthly reason to do this, this is not a technique, I am not suggesting that you do this on a regular basis for your own images. You'll see this is a very complicated technique that I am about to share with you and you would not want to do this on a regular basis. Even if you actioned it, you'd be out of your mind to work this way. The Unsharp Mask ommand is much more convenient. I am just showing you this so that you have a sense of how Unsharp Mask works and how it is that Photoshop uses blurring in order to create the effect of sharpening because after all, Photoshop is utterly incapable of generating actual detail inside of an image, so instead its just an illusion.

So here I am working inside this Test shapes.PSD image, which features this Background layer,...

Building your own USM with Gaussian Blur
Video duration: 7m 35s 10h 36m Intermediate

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Building your own USM with Gaussian Blur provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS3 Sharpening Images

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Photography
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Photoshop
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