Working with the Surface Blur filter


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Working with the Surface Blur filter

The Reduce Noise filter which we looked at in the last video performs a basic job of removing high-frequency detail. Let's take it up a notch now and look at this Surface Blur filter. This filter uses a sophisticated algorithm that blurs an image while preserving its edges. And remember from the last movie, that is something we want to do. We want to take areas of very little noise--and a good sample would be like an area here in the foreground-- and we want to smooth it out. But areas of high detail, on the other hand, the edges of the cars for example, or the edges of the trees, we want those to maintain their sharp edges, and Surface Blur is particularly adept at that.

So let's go down to Blur > Surface Blur, and we'll take a look at this. Now I'm going to just start off with the same settings I had in the last filter. Radius and Threshold tend to be the two controls for all of these, and it turns out if you've found a setting you like in one, you can almost alwa...

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

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Design
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Photoshop
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