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