Re: Question to "High pass sucks" technique
Chiilin, you might be better off clipping a Blank layer to the HF linear light layer and use the eraser if it is needed. Another good option is to forget about a 3rd layer but instead create a layer group of the 2 split layers and just add a layer mask to the folder. Assuming you still have your underlying layers or BG, they will pass thru everywhere the mask has not been painted black. There are probably a couple of other ways. All that being said, I find in that for the type of healing done on the HF layer that you rarely make mistakes and when you do they are easy to fix. Its nice having a safety net for everything you do in a retouch but if you work on large 16 bit files, every additional full pixel layer bloats the file and slows down the processing considerably.