Smoothing with Gaussian Blur and Levels


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Smoothing with Gaussian Blur and Levels

I've saved my progress as My jagged cow spots.psd, found inside the 21_layer_FX folder. And in this exercise, we're going to take this pattern of white and black pixels with nothing in between, so we have all these jagged edges going on, and we are going to smooth out the transitions using a combination of merge everything that we've done so far, Gaussian Blur and Levels. So for starters here, we need to merge what we've done onto a new layer, and we're going to do that by pressing that keyboard shortcut, mash your fist E. You may recall that one.

It's Ctrl+Shift+Alt+E or Cmd+Shift+Option+E on the Mac. And it goes ahead and merges the effects of all layers onto a new layer. And I'll call this layer smooth. I know that doesn't make a lot of sense, because it's actually jagged not smooth, but in just a moment it will be overly smooth, as you'll see. Then I'll press the Enter key to accept that name. Go up to the Filter menu, the last command I app...

Smoothing with Gaussian Blur and Levels
Video duration: 6m 13s 26h 24m Intermediate Updated Aug 31, 2010

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Smoothing with Gaussian Blur and Levels 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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Photoshop
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