8th February 2004, 07:28 PM
hOW BEST TO SHARPEN A BLURRED PORTRAIT?
Would the Wizards of PS please advice your killer tip on the above issue please? Got a really good shot that was unfortunately slighty blurred by slow shutter speed. Thanks in advance. Please include setting details when possible to benefit all.
8th February 2004, 10:10 PM
I tried unsharpening it in PS but can only sharpen it by a tad. Too much and the picture would just look weird.
8th February 2004, 10:15 PM
Maybe u could post it here, and let the everyone have a go at it. It's pretty hard to help when we can't see the pic and how blurred it is. Just my 2 cents here ...
8th February 2004, 10:17 PM
Found this link in Clubsnap not too long ago.
Hope it is useful.
8th February 2004, 10:18 PM
Unfortunately, PhotoShop is not almighty and is not going to fix a fundamentally flawed picture (i.e. out of focus, camera shake, etc). Underexposure is still fixable though, to a certain extent depending on how much noise your camera has, etc.
Having said that, you might want to try this product : FocusFixer though I am rather skeptical.
8th February 2004, 11:29 PM
20th February 2004, 06:05 AM
I'm brand new to clubsnap and this is my first attempt at a reply so forgive any errors.. But the best way to sharpen a blurred portrait is to obtain the PS Plug-in FocusFixer from FixerLab Filters - It really works and can rescue all sorts of out of focus shots dependant on the amount of RAM you have. It was being given away free and as far as I know still is. Works like magic I see previous replyee has mentioned it but you have to experiment with it to believe it. Otherwise I'll have to tell you the advanced sharpening technique using Lab Mode and Find Edge but it would take a while to describe.
Originally Posted by ydanz
Last edited by stroma; 20th February 2004 at 06:10 AM.
20th February 2004, 10:24 AM
Well, looks like FocusFixer is not free now. It's US$57 to buy. There's a free trial version but you get a watermark on the image when using this. Anyone has the free earlier version of FocusFixer to share?
Originally Posted by stroma
20th February 2004, 10:42 PM
Ive got it on CD somewhere - no watermarks (unless I'm going blind). I'll try and dig it out sometime and post as attachment.. but don't hold your breath!
Originally Posted by bleu
21st February 2004, 01:15 AM
if it was motion blur of the subject not handshake, then leave it... that would be natural...
Originally Posted by ydanz
unsharp mask can make the edges sharper but not motion blur...
16th March 2004, 09:34 PM
Try www.ttdown.com. It's a chinese website that has all sort of 'free' softwares. Enough said. You will need to enter 'focusfixer' in the search box. Now you didn't hear about this website from me...