Using a merged copy to sharpen


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Using a merged copy to sharpen

All right, at this point, the eyes in general look pretty great. I'd say they're 99% credible and I've gone ahead and saved my progress by the way, just in case you're curious is Complete with pupils.psd. My only concern at this point is that the irises look a little soft by comparison to the pores and the flesh around them, especially when you look at this wonderful series of creases under this left-hand eye compared with the sort of murky detail inside the iris, might be nice to sharpen things up.

Now, there's a couple of different ways that you can sharpen the product of a lot of different layers working together. One is to combine all of those layers into a Smart Object and then apply a Smart Filter, but it's really not worth it for what we've done here to combine this many layers, there'll be a ton of layers here into a single Smart Object, and it might start slowing us down. Later I'll employ Smart Object for the dragonfly effect, that'll be...

Using a merged copy to sharpen
Video duration: 5m 34s 26h 24m Intermediate Updated Aug 31, 2010

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Using a merged copy to sharpen 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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