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    Photoshop’s High Pass filter: sharpen and soften portraits in all the right places

    | Photoshop Tutorials | Tutorials | 19/10/2012 12:00pm
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    Other uses for the Photoshop High Pass filter

     

    The High Pass filter opens up a whole range of creative possibilities, including making gritty portraits and faux HDR

    Other uses for the Photoshop High Pass filter: depth of field

    DEPTH OF FIELD
    Use High Pass softening on the background of an image and High Pass sharpening on the foreground to get a depth of field effect.

     

    Other uses for the Photoshop High Pass filter: gritty portrait

    GRITTY PORTRAIT
    Apply the High Pass filter to multiple duplicate image layers with varying opacities, then convert to Black & White with an Adjustment Layer to get a gritty portrait effect.

     

    Other uses for the Photoshop High Pass filter: sharpen up

    SHARPEN UP
    Use the High Pass filter on a duplicate layer, blend it with the Hard Light Blend Mode, and then invert it to apply heavy sharpening to 
a soft image.

     

    Other uses for the Photoshop High Pass filter: faux HDR

    FAUX HDR
    Create a faux HDR effect with the High Pass filter applied using a large Radius to multiple duplicate image layers. Blend the layers with the Overlay Blend Mode.

     

    Other uses for the Photoshop High Pass filter: drawing effect

    DRAWING EFFECT
    Apply a High Pass filter,  apply a Threshold adjustment, and then blend it into the original image using the Soft Light Blend Mode.

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    Posted on Friday, October 19th, 2012 at 12:00 pm under Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials.

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