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New Topaz plug-in! Sharpening and blur correction

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Old 11-20-2010, 02:59 AM
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Re: New Topaz plug-in! Sharpening and blur correct

Can someone translate... "blend If This Layer: 0\0, 127/190"

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Old 11-20-2010, 05:49 AM
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Re: New Topaz plug-in! Sharpening and blur correct

In the blending mode menu (double click on a layer) you got the "blend if" sub menu...
usually you set it to "grey" then you have 2 sets of sliders "this layer" and "underlying layer" the figures refers to the sliders (I suppose)
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:02 AM
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Re: New Topaz plug-in! Sharpening and blur correct

SterlingH, enjoy

btw forgot to say blend mode - "linear light"
(but thats something you probably figured our yourself)

4personnen, yes, the sliders (but on the right-side)

this is to match the above mentioned commercial "sharpen algorithm"... in reality it can be made better
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:32 AM
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Re: New Topaz plug-in! Sharpening and blur correct

My example was just a quick ATL+PRTSC of one of the images I'm currently working on..Just to show the dialogue box, nothing to do with your example. Sorry for that!
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:55 AM
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Re: New Topaz plug-in! Sharpening and blur correct

no probl. just wanted to clarify it so the others don't get confused
(it looks like you know what you are doing)
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:22 AM
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Re: New Topaz plug-in! Sharpening and blur correct

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no probl. just wanted to clarify it so the others don't get confused
(it looks like you know what you are doing)
Thanx, at least I try to...
For example I had to lower the "blacks" on the frequency separation "colour layer" (LF) because I wanted some of the make up revealed underneath (make up was black) don't know if it makes sense...

Anyway while I'm here
I've posted a new thread for softwares and plug-ins and it seems that you are the right man for the job :-)

here:
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/sof...-plug-ins.html

Cheers!
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:06 AM
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Re: New Topaz plug-in! Sharpening and blur correct

... I see that Boneappetit has already posted the link to SkinSmooth
SkinSmooth is the first plugin (so far the only one released) in PhotonicTools

so you are covered
(check the link Boneappetit posted)
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:56 AM
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Re: New Topaz plug-in! Sharpening and blur correct

thanks, I checked that but I though these was other choices, cheers!
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:57 PM
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Re: New Topaz plug-in! Sharpening and blur correct

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And the degree and type of sharpening needed will vary based on the resolution of the original, degree of original softness, subject matter and many other such factors, so the formula above will most likely not work in every case (I tried following your recipe and got gray moldy-looking results-??).
Agreed, there are lots of techniques to sharpen an image but sharpen how and for what? Much visually based sharpening is fraught with issues, at least output sharpening. What’s that?

See: Http://www.creativepro.com/story/feature/20357.html

The basis of this idea of a sharpening workflow is FWIW partially found in Lightroom (it lacks true creative sharpening).

Bottom line, ANY sharpening technique you throw at an image will make the image look sharper than when you turn it off (please do so on a layer). Doesn’t mean that you’ve improved the image. Just the opposite is often the case.
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:04 PM
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Re: New Topaz plug-in! Sharpening and blur correct

Good point, Andrew, one must consider the final use for the image (web, publishing, display) before deciding on a sharpening method. It's not one-size-fits-all, so that's why the method used must be easily adjustable.
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