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MM at it again Freq sep for the lay person

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Old 10-04-2010, 12:45 PM
julianmarsalis julianmarsalis is offline
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MM at it again Freq sep for the lay person

Well almost:

Originally Posted by Lanenga
The past two days there have been threads on how to describe frequency separation in a simple step by step way that would be easy to follow for everyone.

Angela Michelle Perez made a very clean and simple video that showed how to separate your image into 2 frequencies. A Low and a High frequency.

Watch Angela's video: Watch video
However her video contains a little flaw which is discussed here.

Angela made a new video: New video

Photons2Pixels came up with a nice solution to how to heal non-destructively on the High Pass layer.
Described here.

But his methods required for either switching between layers or not being able to clearly see what one is doing.
so I made some changes to his method. As described here.

And I created an action for this method. Which was tested by rey sison photography and can be downloaded here:Download frequency separation action.

This action will...
- separate your image in 2 frequencies. A Low and a High.
- It will then attach a clipping mask to the High Pass frequency to do the non-destructive healing on (Healing brush Sample mode set to Current Layer)
- it will add a clipped curves adjustment layer for some detail sharpening
- and it will create a Dodge and a Burn curves adjustment layer for some D&B-ing.

1. Download the Action
2. Load action in Photoshop
3. Select your layer you want to separate
4. Run action
5. Select a blur amount for your Low/High pass
6. Set the Apply image settings as shown below

8bit settings:

16bit settings:

7. Have fun and enjoy!

For a better understanding of what it is and what it could be used for, read the HighPass Sucks (+ solution) thread by SRB Photo
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:06 PM
pixelzombie pixelzombie is offline
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Re: MM at it again Freq sep for the lay person

thanks, i need to check this out later...
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