Softening the image


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Softening the image

Now that we brought back some definition into her face, I want to do an overall softening of the picture. The repair work plus the age of the photo has left it looking really, really rough, and I just want to soften it slightly, and then we'll go back and bring some sharpness in a little later. What we're going to do is click on our uppermost layer. We're going to combine our layers using Shift+Ctrl+Alt+E, Shift+Command+Option+E on a Mac. And let's go up to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur, and we want it to be a really good blur.

We're going to lower the Opacity, so it can be pretty radical. So just click OK. I have 2.5. And we're going to bring our Opacity down, somewhere around, let's do 40%. And this is just a nice softening. It doesn't look quite so rough. And next we're going to come back in and sharpen it back up a bit.

Softening the image
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Softening the image provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Janine Smith as part of the Photo Restoration with Photoshop

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