Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Sharpening with Vivid Light and Surface Blur, part of Photoshop for Designers: Filters.
We're now going to look at a different approach to sharpening, one that involves …the use of the Surface Blur Filter. It's not very obvious to use a blurring …filter to create a sharpening effect. And yet that what we can achieve with …this Surface Blur Filter, which will blur everything but the edges in your image. …This is the finished version, so we have the Background Layer, and on top of this …we have a group. In this group, there are two layers, the …top layer is inverted and has the Surface Blur Filter applied to it, and that …Surface Blur is applied with a Blending mode of Luminosity.…
The Blending mode of the group is set to overlay, and the Blending mode of the top …most layer within that group is set to Vivid lights. …And if we turn off that group, even that in window view, we can see the effect. …So, there's the before, and there's the after, I'm now going to go to 100% view, …before, after. And now I'm going to switch over to the …beginning state. And I'm going to start by duplicating the …
- 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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