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kimberkatt
10-07-2007, 06:25 PM
Hi! I don't know if any of you know about this, but I just saw it on someone's blog a few days ago, and I think it's pretty cool!! For the life of me, I cannot remember whose blog it was (random browsing), but I thank them very, very much for the tip! It's a very simple way to "defog" your photos and make them pop!

In Photoshop:
Go to Filters>Sharpen>Unsharp Mask and enter these values:
Amount=20
Radius=60
Threshold=0

I have PSE5, and my Unsharp Mask function is under the Enhance menu, in case anyone needs help in finding it!

Here are two examples: (photos are of my daughter, Trinity)
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k62/kimberkatt/TRIN2.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k62/kimberkatt/TRIN100.jpg

It's not a dramatic change, but it brightens up the colors and makes your photo look more crisp! Hope someone finds this useful, because I sure did! :)

patchas
10-08-2007, 08:13 AM
This is great. Thanks so much for the tip.

Randje
10-08-2007, 08:59 AM
Great tip. The difference is subtle but it really enhances thi pictures. Thank you for the illustrated tip.

Shanners
10-08-2007, 02:48 PM
Thanks, that looks great.

cass
12-29-2007, 08:26 PM
Wonderful, thanks for passing on the tip. Its the little things like this that can help us greatly.

Jiskefet
04-25-2008, 10:22 AM
Great tip!
Sometimes, when I have to magnify a photo because the subject is very distant, I also use filters>sharpen> sharpen. sometimes it looks horrible, but some pictures come out razor sharp and crystal clear this way.

artsygranny
06-21-2008, 07:05 PM
Awesome tip! Thank you so much for sharing it!

ljd2007
08-14-2008, 01:13 PM
Great tip thanks for sharing it :)

darlingina
09-01-2008, 12:52 PM
I'll have to try that! ;)

http://www.cilmsnagsandtags.com/tags/4101.jpeg (http://www.cilmsnagsandtags.com)

crlin
09-01-2008, 07:03 PM
Great tip! Hope it works in PSE 3!! Thank you!!

Beaches
12-26-2008, 08:22 PM
Love this lesson for starting my Photo Design with the fog gone! My settings, are a little different; but, not enough to mention here, because they are so close to yours!
Great tip everyone who uses Digital Camera should all do!
Thanks again
Hugs,
Sandi

danzinst
01-03-2009, 01:44 PM
This is a great tip. Thanks for sharing. I need all the help I can get.

Lynn
08-14-2009, 12:59 AM
Oh, wow, that is really neat. Thanks for this - I know it will come in handy!