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Old February 14th, 2011, 09:28 PM
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sharpening help

in your opinion, can this photo be sharpened enough to makle out the peoples faces. have tried sharpen and unsharp mask, also threshold. any ideas. TIA

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Old February 15th, 2011, 03:08 AM
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It is rather difficult to see, but I would give it a try. I noticed that when you apply the tonemapping as in the latest creative challenge most of the time the photo will be sharper. (The second method in the demo video). Sometimes even to harsh. Furthermore I would try the emboss filter. Starting with a low value and then perhaps increasing. If that all that not will help I sometimes put the Topazfilter InFocus to work. But unfortunately most of the times I see no improvement as to the PSE-tools.
I hope you can finish your project the way you want.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 07:04 AM
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Sometimes, most probably find this weird... lol BUT I have had some luck with find edges- invert as a filter layered somewhere along the build.
High Pass -hard light and High Pass- soft light gives different effects too.

I have learned to use lots of layers, low opacity, and always zoom while making changes.
Many Photoshoppers here at the village, have alot more experience than me, and can give you much better tips.
Good Luck with it hun.
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There are a lot of JPG artifacts in the picture as posted. I took a stab a correcting color and removing the worst of the color noise and JPG problems, then used the High Pass method to sharpen a bit:



To do high pass sharpening: duplicate the layer and apply the High Pass filter with level set to about 10; change layer blend mode to Hard Light; play with opacity until you get the level of sharpening you are comfortable with.

Unless you can get a higher resolution version of the picture, there is not a lot more you can do (I'd be glad to be proven wrong).
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Old February 15th, 2011, 12:47 PM
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Bob, I came up with the same results with a slightly diff aproach. Just not enough detail to begin with.

I just wanted to see if there was sometihing in photoshops ability that I was missing. Thanks for the try!




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There are a lot of JPG artifacts in the picture as posted. I took a stab a correcting color and removing the worst of the color noise and JPG problems, then used the High Pass method to sharpen a bit:



To do high pass sharpening: duplicate the layer and apply the High Pass filter with level set to about 10; change layer blend mode to Hard Light; play with opacity until you get the level of sharpening you are comfortable with.

Unless you can get a higher resolution version of the picture, there is not a lot more you can do (I'd be glad to be proven wrong).
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