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Old 04-13-2008, 04:32 PM
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Re: How to Sharpen soft Portraits

Hi! Im not sure what it is that your asking, probably because i didnt read the whole post. But using the highpass layer and them changing the layer type to soft light always works great to add sharpness and detail.
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Old 04-13-2008, 05:48 PM
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Re: How to Sharpen soft Portraits

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Hi! Im not sure what it is that your asking, probably because i didnt read the whole post. But using the highpass layer and them changing the layer type to soft light always works great to add sharpness and detail.
maybe you should read the whole post.
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:51 PM
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Re: How to Sharpen soft Portraits

Use detail from another photo where the model is in a similiar position and have a similar skin; and maybe use a little of liquify to make it look more similar (but it needs another corrections after the liquify like you may know).
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Old 04-15-2008, 07:22 PM
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Re: How to Sharpen soft Portraits

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Have you tried using the USM with a radius of 100-200, threshold of about 4 and amount of 15-30? Sometimes called Local Contrast Enhancement.
This is a popular method, and lots of people get great results with it.

I just think it's erroneous to call this a method of sharpening. Despite the fact that USM is used, it's a contrast adjustment, like duwayne said, not a sharpness adjustment.
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:47 PM
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This is a popular method, and lots of people get great results with it.

I just think it's erroneous to call this a method of sharpening. Despite the fact that USM is used, it's a contrast adjustment, like duwayne said, not a sharpness adjustment.
Digitally speaking, sharpness adjustment IS contrast adjustment.
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