Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Make photos pop - selective sharpening

I've done a little guide already once showing off selective sharpening, here's another good example.


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The background has a nice blur to it, but the bird needed to be sharpened.

here's the starting image with level adjustments already

And here is a layer with just the bird sharpened and everything else masked out

Then the lower layer is added back (to being visible) and you get the selectively sharpened image...




Kate said...

aha- you have let us in on one of your tricks! Thanks- need to try this (using PS Elements).