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Sharpening >

2 - Selective High Pass

Filter Sharpening

If you paint with 50% gray on the composite layer, the sharpening is erased.

Be sure to check off as you go along.

Five Steps

1) Sharpen the composite layer using High Pass Filter Sharpening.

2) Make sure the composite layer is active (highlighted).

3) Change the foreground color to 50% gray.

Do the following.

a) Double click on the foreground color icon.


The Color Picker window will open.

b) Enter 808080 in the # box.

c) Click OK.


4) Select the Brush tool.

Use a feathered brush.

If you haven't already done so, go to Feathered Brush.

5) Paint where you don't want the sharpening.