Using advanced blending options


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Using advanced blending options

Sharpening, by it's nature, increases contrast along edges in your photos. But sometimes that contrast can be a bit much. In situations where you want to be able to apply relatively strong sharpening without clipping areas to pure black or white, the advanced blending options can provide a solution. Let's take a look at how it's done. This technique requires that we work on a duplicate copy of our background image layer. So, I'm going to drag the thumbnail for my background image layer down to the create new layer button, the blank sheet of paper icon at the bottom of the layers panel.

This will create a background copy that I can work with to apply my sharpening. I'll then go ahead and choose Filter > Sharpen > Smart Sharpen. And this will bring up the Smart Sharpen dialog. In this case, I'm going to over exaggerate the sharpening settings. Just so that we can get a better sense of exactly what's happening. Now keep in mind, normally I wou...

Using advanced blending options
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Using advanced blending options provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Photoshop Sharpening Power Workshop

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