Lowering contrast with Gaussian Blur


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Lowering contrast with Gaussian Blur

I have saved my changes as High Pass smoothery.psd. In this exercise, we are going to take that inverted High Pass layer that we created in the previous exercise and the Gaussian Blur layer that we created before that, and we are going to blend them together to create a kind of perfect cocktail of skin detail smoothing. So for starters here I have got the inverted HP layer turned on. It's set to Overlay, Opacity 50%. So it's fine as is. I am now going to click on my Gaussian Blur layer, turn it on as well, so you can see how these two layers merge together in order to create a very smooth image.

I will go ahead and zoom-in so that we can see that detail at 100%. So this is what the image looks like if I were to go ahead and turn off those two layers. This is what the image look like after I applied the Shadows Highlights filter. This is what the image looks like with the application of both an Inverted High Pass layer and the Gaussian Blur layer. So if anything we have gone a litt...

Lowering contrast with Gaussian Blur
Video duration: 7m 4s 26h 24m Intermediate Updated Aug 31, 2010

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Lowering contrast with Gaussian Blur provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design Photography
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