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Old 02-15-2009, 09:14 PM
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Advanced High-Pass Sharpening

Ok, here's a very specific question, LOL

For those of you who have Pixel Genius plugins, there is a high-pass sharpening as one of the automated sharpening options. It has a very specific effect that I can recreate when trying to sharpen with high-pass. The command flattens what it does into a single layer, but watching it flash quickly as it works, there are levels and photo filter layers involved.

I don't want to use automated commands and would much rather know how to do it manually.

Anyone know the steps?
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:19 AM
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Re: Advanced High-Pass Sharpening

Yeah, things move by blindingly fast. Can't help you nail down the steps and I guess Schewe isn't telling. My layers looks like this...which for a PS noob like me, offers enough latitude.

Actually, I haven't used the pk sharpening tools so much, as I like to adjust high pass manually like yourself.
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Old 02-16-2009, 02:32 AM
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Re: Advanced High-Pass Sharpening

thanks for the reply, are those your layers or the layers created by the tool?
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Old 02-16-2009, 02:42 AM
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Re: Advanced High-Pass Sharpening

They're created by the pk sharpener. The light and dark default to 66% opacity.
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Old 02-16-2009, 05:44 AM
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Re: Advanced High-Pass Sharpening

What is the difference between the dark and the light...they look the same...
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:10 PM
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Re: Advanced High-Pass Sharpening

From the PK Sharpener manual available at the Pixel Genius site.
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Old 02-16-2009, 05:20 PM
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Re: Advanced High-Pass Sharpening

umm...show me how this is done manually...so I can see the difference in what is being done...
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:33 PM
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Re: Advanced High-Pass Sharpening

Like the OP, I've no idea how pk sharpener arrives at this?

When I sharpen w/high pass, I copy the bgnd layer, select the high pass filter, and then choose overlay/soft light/hard light, etc. I don't create dark and light layers.
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:36 PM
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Re: Advanced High-Pass Sharpening

I do the same...never been exposed to the dark/light layers
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:41 AM
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Re: Advanced High-Pass Sharpening

using a high pass layer for sharpening is overrated in my opinion. with unsharp mask, you can control, with the threshold slider, the sharpening process better.
am i wrong?
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