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Old 09-19-2008, 11:06 AM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

But High Pass don't really blurs the skin, it just darken the and lighten as D&B does. I don't get it.. Where did you learned that. I know, I'm just a noob, but I don't believe until I see a proof. BagLady do you have a example?
Probably you guys work on 20Mpx super sharp files and not on that poor photos which i have from the net
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:23 AM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

The highpass filter is used to sharpen an image or bring out details... The degrunge/highpass method uses a blurred layer under the highpass layer. Capito?
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:30 AM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

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The highpass filter is used to sharpen an image or bring out details... The degrunge/highpass method uses a blurred layer under the highpass layer. Capito?
oh so That is the degrunge/highpass technique.... I did that accidentally in my last job... I thought it looked pretty good.... untill I started dabbling with DnB... now its all about 50grey!
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:31 AM
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Can't post images because I don't have permission....
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:36 AM
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oh so That is the degrunge/highpass technique.... I did that accidentally in my last job... I thought it looked pretty good.... untill I started dabbling with DnB... now its all about 50grey!
Yes, D&B is much better! You can also D&B with a curves layer... One lighter layer, and one darker layer.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:25 PM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

So you blur the original layer and set a unblurred High pass layer above?
I use a blurred, inverted High pass layer set to overlay. Is that not the de grunge technique?
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:33 PM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

Btw. I know that I'm a bit nerving, but I need to know it exactly
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:55 PM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

Yes, you're right about the technique... That's what the tutorial says. I don't do it this way. I feel that I have more control over what I'm doing if I have one blurred layer on the bottom and a high pass layer (with no blur) on top. The other method combines the two steps in one... Less control. I can explain if you're interested.

In any case, there's blurring involved with both methods!
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:01 PM
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Of course I'm interested
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:42 PM
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Re: Improving skin... Techniques for the body

Ciao Sebi,

Here's method #2

-Copy background layer (or interested area) twice
-Hide top layer
-Blur middle layer to your liking (gaus blur, or surface blur)
-Reveal top layer and set blending mode to overlay, soft light, or linear light (you can change these settings and opacity to your liking)
-Apply highpass filter at desired radius

You might want to have two highpass layers for experimenting the radius settings with the different blending modes. For example, if you set the blending mode to soft light, you will have to use a higher radius in your highpass layer.

You can also try inverting the highpass layer

Use masking, blending mode and opacity to achieve desired result

There's a bunch of experimenting involved, but you will have more control.

No two images are the same, so if I absolutely have to blur, I use this more flexible method.

I hope this made sense... If you have any questions, let me know!

Ciao!
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