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    Default How to Sharpen Eyes?

    How to make the eyes stand out without affecting the pic other then the eyes... Please advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chez_choong
    How to make the eyes stand out without affecting the pic other then the eyes... Please advice.
    soften the rest... as in use the blur. unless u wanna do a lasso around the eye, give a few cm radius around it, then sharpen, then do history brush around the lasso area, then will look quite weird sometimes.
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    Default Re: How to Sharpen Eyes?

    You may want to take a look at this
    http://www.pixelgenius.com/sharpener/

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    Trick is use a layer mask in Photoshop.

    Apply Unsharp Mask filter to Background layer. Duplicate layer, apply same filter a couple of times more. Add Layer Mask to create a black mask to layer. This layer will conceal the sharpened layer. Use Brush tool, set foreground colour to white and paint away areas that need sharpening. Ta da!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chez_choong
    How to make the eyes stand out without affecting the pic other then the eyes... Please advice.
    Have a look at the Eyesparkle action from http://www.1clickactions.com/volume3.htm

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    Default Re: How to Sharpen Eyes?

    Just lasso the eyes one by one and apply USM, very quick and very effective

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildstallion
    Just lasso the eyes one by one and apply USM, very quick and very effective
    the iris itself can take alot of sharpening...don't be afraid to experiment with radical unsharp figures...

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    Quote Originally Posted by theRBK
    the iris itself can take alot of sharpening...don't be afraid to experiment with radical unsharp figures...
    Id say for most portraits, depending on the lens, 150-250%, Threshold 3 and Radius 1

    But of course experiment and see what looks good!
    Last edited by wildstallion; 21st September 2006 at 07:52 PM.

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    suggestions guys! Thanyou so much. Now I can do some tricks on my photos... hehehe..

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    i use USM 15% on entire photo, then select eyes and apply USM 30% and brighten up by 10%.

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    Eat more carrots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synapseman View Post
    Eat more carrots.

    What a joke...

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    do try pretty large USM figures...you'll be surprised at the strength of the eyes

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    Try intelliactions... use the intellisharpen feature.. it will sharpen the edges and not touch the others.. you can also control the mask after it does so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synapseman View Post
    Eat more carrots.

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