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Old 07-11-2005, 05:27 PM
jclguru jclguru is offline
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Monkey See...Monkey Not Do

Anyone have any ideas on how I could possibly fix this photo enough
to take peoples' mind off the fact that its so blurry? Maybe some
sort of Photoshop plugin?

I did try a center spot plugin and usm on the face only, but I'm not
to happy with it.

I'm just mad at myself cause of all the photos I took from behind glass,
this is the only one that turned out like it did...which of course, would
be the one I love the most.

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Old 07-11-2005, 07:09 PM
Vikki Vikki is offline
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One trick for blurry images, is to blur the background.
For this version, I adjusted the shadows and highlights, blurred the darkened background. I also sharpened the face.
Using layer masks, I combined the dark blurry image with the sharped one, and masked out the face.
I can't say that it looks significantly sharper, but I think the seeing the entire face helps.
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Old 07-11-2005, 07:15 PM
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I used smart sharpen in PS. Reducing motion blur between munus 30 to 60 degrees seems to work. I also reduced lens blur on the dark part of the face. It seems that darker areas can be sharpened more aggressively.

I finished by reducing the color noise introduced by the sharpening and by lightening the face.

Frankly, sharpening may degrade quality too much. You might be happier with the original.
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Old 07-11-2005, 10:08 PM
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actually, it's not all that blurry. i've seen a lot worse. i simply doubled the image size first, then ran a sharpen more followed by a jpeg artifact reducer at high 15. seemed fine. took about 3 minutes.

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Old 07-11-2005, 11:32 PM
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Sharpening twice

Used Unshake default setting first and FocusMagic @ 2px after.
Shadow mask @ Screen 72%.
Masked back the background from the base layer.
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