Tuesday, March 13, 2007

High Pass Contrast

This is a fairly advanced photoshop technique. Found it while researching the "Dave Hill" look which I will discuss in my next post.

The technique provides some contrast to the midtones. Gives the image a bit of subtle pop as well as an impression of increased sharpness. Very subtle. Very good. I've made and action in PS and plan to use this one often. From www.johnpaulcaponigro.com

Tutorial Link Here

1. Duplicate layer. ctrl-j
2. Set blend mode to overlay
3. Set blend if sliders (double click on layer) - 50/70 and 185/215 (alt to split slider)
4. Apply high pass filter at radius 50
5. Desaturate
6. Adjust opacity to taste - start at about 20% as a good default.