Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Sharpening with Gaussian Blur, part of Photoshop for Designers: Filters.
Another sharpening technique, this one using the Gaussian blur filter. …Again, somewhat counter-intuitive to use a blurring filter to achieve sharpening, …but that's the result that we get. So here's the finished result, once again …I'm looking at this in fit in Window view. …The result is going to be somewhat subtle, it may not show up too well on …the video, but if I turn off that layer group, there's the before, and there's …the after. If I now zoom into 100%, we should be …able to see it a lot more clearly, before, and after.…
And you can see that this one really relies upon just a darkening or …increasing of contrast along the edges in somewhat of a heavy handed way. …And there is the addition of a levels adjustment layers here which is amping …the up perhaps a bit too much. If we turn that off we can still see a …sharpening result but not quite as, brutal a result as we saw before. …So, let's start out with the beginning file, and as with the surface blur …technique, this one also depends upon working with two copies of the background layer.…
- Understanding the importance of Smart Filters
- Sharpening with filters
- Creative use of filter blend modes
- Painting in the effect of a filter using filter masks
- Combining filters
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Sharpening: What Every Designer Needs to Know
3. Blurring for Effect
4. Artistic Filters
5. Brush Strokes Filters
6. Working with the Distort Filters
7. Effective Use of the Pixelate Filters
8. Using the Render Filters
9. Creative Use of the Sketch Filters
10. Working with the Stylize Filters
11. Using the Texture Filters
13. Applying Camera Raw as a Filter
12. Creative Use of the "Big" Filters
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