Using the Surface Blur filter


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Using the Surface Blur filter

After enlarging our image by 200%, we're now going to pre-sharpen the image a bit to restore some detail. Then, we're going to apply Surface Blur. What? Blur an image after sharpening it? That doesn't make any sense, or does it? Surface Blur protects edges, while simultaneously blurring areas of little contrast differentiation. This technique is essentially a simplifying filter that drains much of the language of photography's detail, yet enhances sharpness. Let's see how it's done. Now, as I said, we are first going to pre-sharpen this image, and I'm going to use an interesting technique that's not always in the mainstream but does a good job of sharpening overall image detail.

And to do that, we are going to create a copy of our image, so I'm going to drag it down here onto the New Layer icon and we've now got a copy. Next, let's go and switch it to Overlay. Now, this is going to temporarily make it look a little strange, but for the technique we&#...

Using the Surface Blur filter
Video duration: 6m 17s 4h 46m Intermediate

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Using the Surface Blur filter provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by John Derry as part of the Digital Painting: Architecture

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Design
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Photoshop Wacom
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